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There’s anger in the land, Abdulsalami warns

A former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), has declared that there is anger across the country, while expressing worry over the growing insecurity in various parts of the country.

He, therefore, called on the Federal Government and groups in the country for urgent action.

Gen. Abubakar spoke at a roundtable discussion on the security challenges facing the country, on Monday, where he said, “There is anger in the land and the voices of reason are drowning very rapidly”.

The parley, which was organised by the General Abdulsalami Abubakar Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, in Minna, the Niger State capital.

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Hesaid Nigeria was going through a trial period; witnessing growing tension and resentment among citizens.

In his words, “It is clear that the situation requires that we all live up to the expectations of a nation that puts so much value in elders and leaders,” he told stakeholders who attended the meeting.

“This roundtable discussion is not a mini-national conference or a forum to review the constitution, neither will it be fixated on those issues that feed the prevailing tensions.

“These are matters that will doubtless appear in our discussions, but they should not be allowed to distract from the key goals of the roundtable discussion.

“We are all here as Nigerians who share responsibility for the state of our nation, therefore if any forum can help in the accurate identification of the problems and solutions for a united peaceful Nigeria, let us be counted among such for a,” he said.