He cited Libya and Iraq as examples of how sectional insecurity could engulf a country.
Hence, he called on Nigerians not to see the insurgency in the north-eastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa as a northern problem but a challenge that affects everyone.
The governor spoke in Lagos on Friday at the 17th Chief Gani Fawehinmi annual lecture, themed ‘The constitutional history of Nigeria’s dysfunction: Any pathway to indivisibility and common progress?’ which was organised by the Nigerian Bar Association, Ikeja Branch.
He expressed that there was a need for cooperation by all Nigerians to defeat the insurgents.
Zulum also added that as a result of Nigeria’s porous borders, people were importing arms into the country, which is also fuelling the insurgency.