The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, in his statement on Thursday, expressed sadness over the state of insecurity in the country, he noted that security issues like banditry, kidnapping and others have led to the call for Nigeria breakup.
The Minister disclosed this during a Town Hall meeting in Kaduna tagged: “Setting Benchmarks for Enhanced Security and National Unity in Nigeria”.
He added that unity on the side of Nigerians will help put an end to the security issues affecting the nation.
Mohammed said, “Ominously, the general state of insecurity, as reflected in incidences of farmers/herders clashes, Boko Haram insurgency, banditry, ethnoreligious clashes and intolerance, cultism, drug addiction and kidnapping for ransom, are now triggering a rising call for secession as well as the politicization of ethnic and religious differences.”
“Bluntly put, the insecurity and its manifestations pose a dangerous threat to the unity of the country and its continued existence as one indivisible nation.”
“How did we get here and what can we do to change the narrative? We believe that finding a way out of the situation in which we have found ourselves requires teamwork, reflecting all diversities and leveraging on all our collective creativity to pursue with diligence the project of rescuing Nigeria.”