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Atiku Urges Nigerians To Unite Against Insurgency… Hails FG Decision To Accept Foreign Intervention

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Atiku-AbubakarFormer Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has tasked Nigerians on the need to unite in the fight against insurgency in the country.

In a statement issued in Abuja by his media office on Friday, Atiku said that all citizens must unite to stamp out the evil that bedevilled the country.

“At a moment like this, we can no longer afford anything but a united commitment to stamping out a great evil that threatens the very existence of the only place we call home.

“We must make it easy for the world to see Nigeria as a country that cares for all its citizens, regardless of their age, gender, religion, ethnic group or economic class.

“We must make it clear that under no circumstances should any person, group of persons, or organisation ever be permitted to prey on the children of Nigeria, or any other country”.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain said all Nigerians must be encouraged and see the issue of security as a collective responsibility even as he urged citizens to give all support to our security agencies.

His words: “We must make it easy for the innocent population of the affected areas to see the Nigerian military and authorities as friends, not enemies.

“We must make it easy for our soldiers to be loyal and committed to this great and difficult task ahead of them”.

Atiku also hailed government’s decision to accept assistance from those he called “our foreign friends” to tackle the menace of Boko Haram and thanked those countries who offered to help.

He warned that nobody should be allowed to play politics with the crisis and Nigerians must be seen to stand united in this fight

“We must make it difficult for anyone to play politics with this crisis. Nothing, absolutely nothing, is worth the bloodshed and the destruction we have come to associate with this campaign of terror. Not party affiliations, not the 2015 elections”, he said.

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  1. Benson

    May 9, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Without bias I want to say if all the muslims will speak this way, these terrorist will fade out, though in Nigeria there different religions but we don’t encourage extremism and cruel act of punishment towards anybody’s refusal to accept any practice of religion. Let me also add here too that no tribe in Nigeria (if truly we are one nation) should believe that it is their birthright to rule nigeria if democracy is all we want. Power intoxicates but character and wise counsel can tame the intoxication.

  2. bisi

    May 10, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Nice comment Benson! God bless nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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