Insecurity: Nigeria may end up like Somalia, Pat Utomi, Na’Abba warn

Insecurity: Nigeria may end up like Somalia, Pat Utomi warns
Pat Utomi

The leaders of the National Consultative Front, NCF, Prof. Pat Utomi and Ghali Na’Abba have warned that Nigeria may end up like Somalia with the current widespread violence, insurgency, banditry, and crime in the country

The newly formed political group also lamented on the rate of insecurity in Nigeria.

In a statement they jointly signed and issued on Monday, they also lamented the economic situation of the country which they said have kept Nigerians in “perpetual recursive mode.”

According to the statement from NCF, “I have pointed to the widespread violence, insurgency, banditry, and crime that is pointing us on the road to Somalia, the crisis in our educational system, and the economic troubles that keep our wellbeing in perpetual recursive mode.

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“Everyone knows that without peace, progress is a pipe dream, yet we continue to mismanage the violence that is now Nigeria writ large.

“My first point about the violence engulfing us today is that it is so without purpose. We seem all so vulnerable to nihilists.

“Poverty and policy failure regarding education and economic growth are critical to reversing the situation. But I do not see effective deployment of soft power in dealing with the issues.”


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