Former VP Atiku tells Buhari to act on the insecurity situation in the country immediately
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has asked President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to recall all retired servicemen to help in dealing with worsening insecurity in the land.
“Now is the time for decisive leadership and I call on the Federal Government to consider recalling all ex-servicemen and women, who are willing to return to service, and take the fight to the insurgents, until they are rolled back and defeated,” Atiku said in a tweet on Tuesday, demanding that the time has come for the federal government to declare war on insecurity.
He decried the deteriorating security in the country stating that ordinary Nigerians are living in fear for their lives and the lives of their loved ones.
Nowhere seems to be safe. Farms, markets, schools, homes, mosques, churches, and urban areas are all affected.
Terrorists are spreading their areas of operation beyond the Northeast, into far-flung areas as far as Niger State in the North-Central. That is merely hours from our Federal Capital.
“Now is the time for decisive leadership and I call on the Federal Government to consider recalling all ex-servicemen and women, who are willing to return to service, and take the fight to the insurgents until they are rolled back and defeated.”
“As a former vice-chairman of the National Security Council, I am aware that Nigeria has a sizeable population of military veterans, who are alive, and were trained locally and internationally, and it serves no purpose to allow these valuable national assets lie fallow when there is an existential threat to our nation.”
Call them up. Immediately. Mobilise them to the field. The time has come for us to put in all our effort and stamp out this menace from our nation.” Atiku advised.