The former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has learned that Nigeria is in danger of becoming a failed state; as it continues to battle growing insecurity.
Peter Obi issued this call via his Twitter handle on Thursday, April 30; while calling for a bipartisan approach to restoring peace across the country.
1st News had also reported how the country recorded more than 10 security incidents on Monday; as killings as well as attacks continued across the country.
As the situation continued to deteriorate, there have been concerns that the security agencies are becoming overwhelmed; prompting a need for external help in internal security.
Peter Obi, who was a vice-presidential candidate under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019, said Nigeria cannot be allowed to continue on a downward spiral.
He appealed to all citizens to unite in tackling the root causes of the insecurity; which, according to him, “are now ruling and also ruining our dear country”.
“All Nigerians, irrespective of party and other affiliations, should immediately join hands to tackle the spectre of insecurity; poverty; as well as unemployment that are now ruling and ruining our dear country. We are fast becoming a failed state,” Peter Obi wrote.
“We cannot allow the downward spiral to continue. The government should also urgently seek foreign help.
“All Nigerians, irrespective of party and other affiliations, should immediately join hands to tackle the spectre of insecurity; poverty; and unemployment that are now ruling and ruining our dear country. We are fast becoming a failed state,” he tweeted.
Obi is the latest opposition figure to ask the Buhari administration to seek external help even as the house of representatives has called for a state of emergency in the security sector.
Buhari came his closest to seeking foreign help on Tuesday when he asked the United States to consider relocating the headquarters of its Africa Command (AFRICOM) from Germany as part of efforts to address insecurity in Nigeria as well as other African nations.