Current level of insecurity in Nigeria should no longer be tolerated – Peter Obi

The 2023 Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi has said the current state of insecurity in Nigeria should no longer be tolerated.

Obi, who said this in a series of tweets on Wednesday while expressing his displeasure over the recent kidnapping of some Nigerians in Kogi State, said the government should urgently seek strategic solutions to the country’s insecurity problems.

He also urged criminals involved in the abduction and killing of innocent citizens to quit for the sake of humanity.

In a post on its X handle on Wednesday, Obi wrote: “As insecurity, banditry and kidnapping continue to spread unchecked in the country, I am yet greatly saddened by the reports of the kidnapping of some passengers who were traveling to Abuja in public transportation buses.

“These brothers and sisters were reportedly kidnapped in Kogi State, yesterday, on their way to Abuja. The security of lives and property remains a high governance priority which must be given the urgent attention it deserves, by the government and relevant agencies.

“I appeal to the people unleashing these waves of terror on the nation to have a change of heart and abandon such criminal acts. Our thoughts are with the families of the kidnapped victims, as we unite in efforts towards their safe release and better security for our country.

“This level of insecurity must not continue to be tolerated in our nation now or in the future. Government must evolve more serious and innovative strategies for dealing with this climate of insecurity.

“When widespread insecurity is added to the hunger and deepening poverty ravaging our country, the plight of the nation becomes even more precarious.”