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How to secure Nigeria from bandits, secessionists: Gov. Bagudu

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has identified what Nigeria needs to do to secure the country from bandits and secessionists.

• July 21, 2021

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has identified what Nigeria needs to do to secure the country from bandits and secessionists.

Last June, Mr Bagudu described incessant bandits’ vicious attacks as “a trial from the Almighty Allah.”

But on Tuesday, he disclosed that he had found the recipe to resolving the country’s protracted violence threatening national security.

He identified tolerance, love, patriotism, and consistent prayers by Nigerians as possible remedies for the lingering security challenges bedevilling Africa’s most populous country.

Mr Bagudu, who is also the chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, stated this in a message to felicitate Kebbi people on the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir.

The governor stressed the need for Nigerians to show love, tolerance, and respect for each others’ religion, tribe, ethnicity, culture, and tradition, for the nation to progress.

Mr Bagudu, who congratulated Muslims, urged them to rally round the present administration at all levels to gain more dividends of democracy.

According to him, the Sallah period is a time for sober reflections, hence the need to sustain its virtues of assistance and extending helping hands to those in need.

He further stated, “There is no better period than now to exhibit the virtues and sterling qualities of our noble Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in this holy month.

“This is a time for all of us to go out to reiterate our belief in Nigeria; as well as engage in acts that can solidify the peace, unity, and socio-economic prosperity of the nation.

“All hands must therefore be on deck by all peace-loving and law-abiding Nigerians to make the country more secured and restore its lost glory.”

(NAN)

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