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Insecurity: Jonathan backs Buhari, appeals to Nigerians for sacrifices to end violent crimes



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Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday in Abuja covertly expressed his subtle support for President Muhammadu Buhari on the handling of banditry, terrorism, kidnapping and other violent crimes in Nigeria. The former President at a public presentation of a research report on terrorism and banditry by the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation in Abuja on Friday, advocated that Nigerians should make sacrifices to aid the government tackle the several security crises in the country.

Former President Jonathan, accordingly, declared: “We must, therefore, show commitment to peace in words, action and other necessary means.

“To build a peaceful nation, we must first build in the lives of people because such inspires love, love promotes peace, peace engenders justice and justice guarantees freedom and trust.”

He decried that “banditry, terrorism and other related violent crimes threaten the human essence and the essential values of democracy and nationhood in Nigeria.

Former President Jonathan emphasised: “There is no doubt that our nation is plagued by many crises and these challenges have continued to threaten our faith and shared destinies.

“This report that we are presenting today contains some observations and recommendations on the challenges of banditry and other human security concerns in our nation.

“As I conclude, let me state that the crisis facing us today requires sacrifice from all stakeholders.”

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