In­se­cu­rity, threat to Nigeria – Ribadu

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Sun­day Isuwa, Kaduna

For­mer chair­man of the Eco­nomic and Fi­nan­cial Crimes Com­mis­sion ( EFCC) Malam Nuhu Ribadu said at the weekend that fre­quent killings ex­pe­ri­enced in some parts of the coun­try poses a threat.

He main­tained that sin­cere rec­on­cil­i­a­tion is needed to stem what he de­scribed as “un­jus­ti­fied blood­shed.”

Ribadu, who spoke in Marsa vil­lage in Zan­gon Kataf Lo­cal Govern­ment Area of Kaduna State dur­ing the fu­neral ser­vice of El­der Peter Aruwan, late fa­ther to a Kaduna based jour­nal­ist, Sa­muel Aruwan, said: “Nige­ri­ans must re­al­ize that blood­shed has no gain, in­stead it des­e­crates sanc­tity of life and also de­stroys com­mu­nity re­la­tions that ex­isted for cen­turies”. He added: “It is im­por­tant for us to tell our­selves the truth since we are pay­ing our last re­spect to a fa­ther who made sac­ri­fices for peace in our com­mu­nity. Let us pon­der and ask our­selves what will be our con­tri­bu­tions for gen­uine peace. That is what we want in this coun­try. We should ask our­selves; are we do­ing the right thing? Were we liv­ing like this be­fore, de­spite re­li­gious and eth­nic dif­fer­ences?”.

Also speak­ing, Bishop of Methodist Church, Kano Dio­cese, Rt. Rev. Yo­hanna Jaja, said: “We need prayers and the face of God be­cause we are in dif­fi­cult times.”

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