Insecurity, threat to Nigeria – Ribadu
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.”