ABDUSALAMI RAISES THE ALARM, SAYS 6M WEAPONS CIRCULATING IN NIGERIA

Written by on April 8, 2021

FORMER HEAD OF STATE AND CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL PEACE COMMITTEE (NPC), GEN. ABDULSALAMI ABUBAKAR (RTD), YESTERDAY EXPRESSED CONCERN OVER THE PROLIFERATION OF ALL CALIBRES OF WEAPONS IN THE COUNTRY, WHICH HE ESTIMATED AT SIX MILLION.

OTHER LEADERS LIKE FORMER HEAD OF STATE, GEN. YAKUBU GOWON (RTD); THE SULTAN OF SOKOTO, ALHAJI MUHAMMADU SA’AD ABUBAKAR AND PRESIDENT OF DANGOTE GROUP, ALHAJI ALIKO DANGOTE, ALSO RAISED CONCERNS OVER THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF GROWING INSECURITY IN THE LAND AND SUED FOR PEACE.

ABDULSALAMI AND OTHERS SPOKE AT A DIALOGUE SESSION OF THE NPC WITH KEY STAKEHOLDERS IN ABUJA.

ABDULSALAMI LAMENTED THAT THE PROLIFERATION OF WEAPONS HAS HEIGHTENED INSECURITY IN THE COUNTRY AND LED TO OVER 80,000 DEATHS AND CLOSE TO THREE MILLION PERSONS INTERNALLY DISPLACED.

HE STATED THAT THE CHALLENGES FACING THE COUNTRY WERE NOT ONLY INSECURITY IN THE NARROW SENSE OF THE MILITARY DEFINITION BUT THAT IT HAD ASSUMED AN ALL-ENCOMPASSING NATURE.


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