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Insecurity: Nigeria is now a ‘War Front’ – Theophilus Danjuma

Nigeria’s Former Minister of Defence, General Theophilus Yakubu, has raised alarm over the insecurity plaguing the country.

Danjuma complained over what he described as a  the ‘disgraceful nature of the country’, adding that it has become a war front.

The elder statesman made this remark on Friday, during the Nwonyo Fishing and Cultural Festival held in Ibi Local Government Area of Taraba State.

Lamenting that Nigeria had become a laughing stock to the rest of the world, Danjuma said it was imperative for Nigerians to put their house in order by focusing on how to tackle the incessant insecurity and other vices bedeviling the country.

“The festival stands as a testament to the rich cultural heritage of Taraba State that we cherish and celebrate with great pride. It showcases our cultural values and serves as a symbol of our unity. Let us take a moment to reflect on the significance of the occasion. It is a symbol of resilience and determination of our people in the face of daunting challenges.

“Let us renew our commitment to promoting peace, harmony and celebrate the bonds that unite us as one family. May this occasion be a reminder of who we are and the strength that lies in our unity.

“We must put our own house in order and have peace in our state and throughout the country if we want this to be truly an international festival. There is no sane foreigner who will come to celebrate with us if we continue to disgrace ourselves as we do.

“As we are today in Nigeria, we are a disgrace to the whole world. The whole country is a war front of our people killing our people. We are a laughing stock to the whole world. We must put our house in order. We must make our roads safe and stop kidnapping people. We must learn to live together as a country and as a people”, the General said.

Taraba State Governor, Dr Agbu Kefas, in his remarks, said that his government is committed to ensuring justice and peace so that development can take its rightful course.

Agbu stressed that as nature’s gift to the nation, Taraba must showcase its numerous potentials to the rest of the world, only then can the potentials be fully utilised.

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