19 December 2012

Nigeria: Insecurity in North - Abdulsalami Abubakar Urges Bombers to Sheathe Swords

Former head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, yesterday said that insecurity in the northern part of Nigeria is gradually destroying the economy of the region and therefore, urged those who have grievances against the government to embrace dialogue and give peace a chance.

Abdulsalami, who spoke on the heels of the current state of insecurity in the country, particularly in the North, at Government House Minna where the IBB University Endowment Fund Board of Trustees was inaugurated, stated that bombing and carnage being perpetrated by insurgence groups were of no benefit to the country or the North.

He said that the action of the groups was a wasteful destruction of the northern region that had already been pauperized, saying that the insecurity situation in the country was affecting the economy of the nation negatively.

"We are talking, we are pauperised. The little we have we are being destroyed. The bombings in various parts of the North have destroyed the region and it is now on the brick of collapse.

"People who have grievances against the government should come out to discuss the grievances and settle for peace," he added.

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