Killings in Nigeria are getting scary, Buhari must act now – George
The wanton killings and destruction of properties across the country has been described as scary and capable of throwing the country into anarcy.
Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olabode George gave the warning yesterday while fielding questions from journalists.
According to him, Nigerians are scared and if the situation continues the country might not only be playing with fire but Nigeria may soon explode, and if the present situation is not well handled, it may result into another civil war.
“We must voice out our disappointment over these killings. What is happening in Nigeria today is not only sad but also very frightening. I’m not speaking out against these killings because of my political leaning, but I’m speaking out against these killings because I’m an elder, and a patriot. I’m speaking out because today Nigeria is bleeding and wobbling.
“I’m talking because I’m a concerned Nigeria I want to make this appeal to President Buhari because we have the same background, and professional calling, and that’s talking about our military background.
“President Buhari is my former boss and I want him to succeed. If anybody is telling Buhari that there is no problem in Nigeria today, those saying that are not telling him the truth and they are not being fair to him.
“I’m pleading with President Buhari being a former staff officer to him when we were in the military together that we have to do
something about the present insecurity problem in Nigeria. I know that Buhari is a good man who is passionate about Nigeria.
“He loves Nigeria. I’m therefore appealing to him that we have to find an urgent solution to these problems.
“The most disturbing thing in this country today is insecurity of lives and properties. I want to plead with President Buhari that he
should take a cursory look at these killings going on in this country.
“These killings are not only creating division among Nigerians but they are getting scary. Nigerians are scared and if the situation continues like this, we are not only playing with fire but Nigeria may soon explode, and if the present situation is not well handled, it may result into another civil war. But we should not be poor students of history.
“We’ve gone through civil war before, we should not go that path again. President Buhari has to do something urgent to arrest the deteriorating situation,” he said.