Former President Goodluck Jonathan has raised an alarm due to the high spate of insecurity in the country. The outcry by the former president is coming barely 24 hours after another ex-President in the country, Olusegun Obasanjo, made a similar comment on the same issue.
Goodluck Jonathan stated that rate of insecurity in the country was getting worse under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, during a condolence visit which he paid to the leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti over the death of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin, who was said to have been allegedly killed by armed herdsmen.
THE CABLE reports that, although Jonathan did not mention the President by name, he was making a clear reference to the administration of his successor.
The former President charged the Federal Government to think up new strategies that they would employ to deal with the problem of insecurity across the country as he added that new results could not be expected when same old methods are employed.
“The issue of security must be approached from a different dimension. We cannot continue the old way because it is getting out of hand. We hope the federal and state governments will do something about it,” he said.
“Every generation face problems and this generation must find ways to solve these problems. Every government faces problem.
“The first commercial kidnapping, because it involved money, happened in 2006 when I was the governor of Bayelsa state. From that time, it moved to terrorism in the north. Now, it is a major problem in the country.
“The federal government in conjunction with state government must design a different approach to this issue.
“I was there as president and security challenge was there but now, it is getting worse everyday and we can’t continue to use the same old method,” Jonathan said.
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