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“When I recall the end of the civil war, I had hoped and prayed that Nigeria would never go through the same experience again. This was what I prayed for and you can see how worrying it is. Is it the militants, Boko Haram, or the so-called Fulani herdsmen? Man’s inhumanity to man, that is happening throughout the length and breadth of Nigeria. All of us who are leaders are concerned about it. But it is not only the leaders that can do it. They need the press, and support of the people so that they can deal with the problem together.” Former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon. “Without restructuring, how will Nigeria become an economic and political giant? According to a Yoruba adage, the flood has the intention of destroying a house but the landlord will not allow it. And there is no going back because that is the only way this country can survive. Nigeria is going through various crises today because some leaders are stubbornly against restructuring. If this country is restructured in a way that every locality controls the instrumentality of security, the wanton killings of Nigerians will stop automatically.” Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams.