On Wednesday, Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, declared that the nation’s current state of insecurity could not last.
This is all the while he is directing the administration to develop more imaginative and serious approaches to combating national insecurity.
Obi’s response came after people on a mass transit bus travelling through Kogi State were kidnapped and taken to Abuja.
In a post on his X handle, the former Anambra State governor said, “As insecurity, banditry and kidnapping continue to spread unchecked in the country, I am yet greatly saddened by the reports of the kidnapping of some passengers who were traveling to Abuja in public transportation buses.
“These brothers and sisters were reportedly kidnapped in Kogi State, yesterday, on their way to Abuja. The security of lives and property remains a high governance priority which must be given the urgent attention it deserves, by the government and relevant agencies.
“I appeal to the people unleashing these waves of terror on the nation to have a change of heart and abandon such criminal acts. Our thoughts are with the families of the kidnapped victims, as we unite in efforts towards their safe release and better security for our country.
“This level of insecurity must not continue to be tolerated in our nation now or in the future. Government must evolve more serious and innovative strategies for dealing with this climate of insecurity.
“When widespread insecurity is added to the hunger and deepening poverty ravaging our country, the plight of the nation becomes even more precarious.”
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