Group urge Buhari to call for national dialogue over insecurity


Nigerian activists are calling on President Muhammau Buhari to urgently take action to check the spate of killings in the country.

Speaking at a press conference on  insecurity and political tension in Lagos on Friday, the activists, under the agies of Project Nigeria Movement (NPM),  say the President needs to constitute a “national consultative and reconciliatory commission of eminent leaders and jurists” to engage in dialogue and engender national understanding and reconciliation.”

NPM members, including former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku;  Ben Nwabueze, SAN, decried the heightened criminal activities of bandits and terrorists, saying it has pushed Nigeria to the brink of anarchy.

In a statement signed by a former governor of Cross River State,  Donald Duke; professor of political economy, Pat Utomi; Secretary-General of the Yoruba Council of Elders, Kunle Olajide; Director, Centre for International and Advanced Professional Studies, Prof. Anthony Kila; and the Head of Secretariat, PNM, Olawale Okunniyi, the NPM urged Buhari to take urgent steps to arrest and prosecute the perpetrators of the dastardly acts.

“We strongly call on President Muhammadu Buhari, as the chief security officer of the country, to take visible and active measures to secure the country and to urgently put in place a serious security machinery to fish out these criminal invaders and murderers, whoever they are, and to make them pay for their ungodly acts”, the statement added.

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