Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigerians are no longer safe anywhere in their country. Obasanjo said this while receiving Ugochukwu Williams, a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The former president said citizens are no longer sure of safety while travelling on the roads, airports, and trains.
Obasanjo said the nation is in a very serious situation as the security challenges have overwhelmed the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The former President said, “So, if anybody comes to say I want to see you, I want to talk to you, I will say ‘you’re welcome’. This is because I believe very strongly, and I have said it publicly and I will say it again, that the situation we are in this country is not a situation where one man will say yes, he has a solution unless we are deceiving ourselves. I believe we need to sit down collectively and look at the situation.
“A situation where you are not safe on the road, you are not safe on the train, you are not safe at the airport, shows a very serious situation.
“I believe that all right-thinking Nigerians must know that we have a situation that has overwhelmed the present administration, but we should not allow that situation to overwhelm Nigeria.”
It could be recaled that gunmen launched a deadly attack on an Abuja-Kaduna train in Kateri-Rijana area of Kaduna state, on Monday night, which left several people dead and scores injured.
A few hours later, gunmen invaded the railway station in the Gidan area of the state.
In a related development, terrorists barricaded the Kaduna-Abuja road on Thursday and kidnapped travellers.