By our reporter| The security threats faced by Nigeria at this time, can be dealt with but requires long-term planning, former military president Ibrahim Babangida hs said.
Babangida who stated this in an interview on Tuesday, said the country can overcome its security issues if those in the position of authority plan appropriately.
According to him, quashing the threats posed by kidnappers, bandits, and the insurgents require a lot of planning, adding that it is not a short-term plan.
Babangida who also revealed he has obtained information suggesting that security agencies are working together to map out new strategies on how to deal with the situation, said he is concerned about the situation in the country, urged the government and the citizenry to join forces to overcome the problem.
Also on Tuesday, former Head of State, Retired General Abdulsalami Abubakar said all hands must be on deck to ensure that the insecurity menace in the country is tackled appropriately.
Abubakar who spoke after a meeting with the Nigerian Governors’ Forum in Minna, said he urged the governors to stop all squabbles within themselves.
According to him, the nation’s security architecture is overstretched, and the Police Force is underpopulated, hence the need for support from the citizens and an increase in manpower.
The Elder Statesman was of the opinion that the nation must go back to the time when brotherly love existed, saying “Let us go back to when we were our brothers’ keeper”.