Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has identified four calamities that may befall Nigeria unless President Muhammadu Buhari takes urgent action.
In an open letter to President Buhari released to the public this morning, Obasanjo expressed deep worry about the state of insecurity, saying the country may explode with the latest killing of Pa Fasorant’s daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin by suspected herdsmen.
The letter reads in part: “To be explicit and without equivocation, Mr. President and General, I am deeply worried about four avoidable calamities:
1. abandoning Nigeria into the hands of criminals who are all being suspected, rightly or wrongly, as Fulanis and terrorists of Boko Haram type;
2. spontaneous or planned reprisal attacks against Fulanis which may inadvertently or advertently mushroom into pogrom or Rwanda-type genocide that we did not believe could happen and yet it happened.
3. similar attacks against any other tribe or ethnic group anywhere in the country initiated by rumours, fears, intimidation and revenge capable of leading to pogrom;
4. violent uprising beginning from one section of the country and spreading quickly to other areas and leading to dismemberment of the country.”
He also warned that “Blame game among own forces must be avoided. It is debilitating and only helpful to our adversary.
“We cannot dither anymore. It is time to confront this threat headlong and in a manner that is holistic, inclusive and purposeful.”
Read the full letter: https://t.co/vjNX7nCOTp