Even countries at war haven’t experienced such killings ongoing in Nigeria – Peter Obi reacts to Christmas massacre

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi has decried the killings around in country during the Christmas break, particularly in Plateau, Katsina and Zamfara states. 
Obi lamented that even “some countries in open declared wars” did not experience the level of insecurity, violence and killings ongoing in Nigeria. 
The LP candidate eulogised Nigerian security operatives, saying the Nigerian soldiers, police officers and other security agents in the country were overstretched and most times did not get the prayers and sympathy of citizens. 
Obi, a former governor of Anambra State said this in a series of posts he made on X (formerly Twitter) on Tuesday as part of his Christmas message and reaction to the terrorist attacks and killings in Plateau, Zamfara, Kaduna and other states in the country.
Obi, who also consoled with the families of terrorist attacks victims, said, “As we celebrate this season of peace and love and the approach of a new year, I like to spare a thought for our compatriots in uniform. 
“After my sympathy visit to the Regent of Oba Community in Anambra State for the recent horrific killing of people in a nightclub in that community; plus the mindless act of terrorism that occurred on Christmas Day in Plateau State, where the death toll is now  reportedly more than 100 with over 300 injured; with the saddening acts of violence that have occurred in Zamfara and Katsina States, where farmers were killed and several others kidnapped, and the many other violent attacks in many parts of the country, which may go unreported; my thoughts went to our overstretched security operatives. 
“The men and women of our armed and security services come to mind. They are our gallant troops in various battlefronts of insecurity, the policemen and women on patrol in our cities and highways, the Civil Defense Corps, and Department of State Security operatives. 
“These  illustrious citizens are often lost in our thoughts and prayers both as leaders and fellow citizens, yet they remain the guardians and protectors of our freedom as a people. 
“I am also thinking of those who in the call of duty have to spend this festive season away from the comfort of their homes and the embrace of loved ones. 
“I am referring to those who face the risk of the supreme sacrifice to protect and defend the freedom of our dear nation and the liberties that come with our democracy. 
“Let us spare them our thoughts and prayers this season. A grateful nation for your services and sacrifices. God bless you all for what you do for us all.
“And to all the families who have lost their loved ones to these acts of violence, do accept my sincere condolences. These are very challenging times in our nation.
“Even some countries in open declared wars have not experienced this level of insecurity, violence and loss of human lives. Let us  continue to pray for our nation that God will heal our land.”