“Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) is studying Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari and will make it’s position known soon,” National Publicity Secretary of the Forum, Muhammad Ibrahim Biu, said in brief statement.
Concise News reports that Obasanjo, a critic of the Buhari administration, in the letter released by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, expressed worry over insecurity, notably the clashes between herdsmen and farmers, in Nigeria.
The former Nigerian leader called on Buhari to take decisive action to prevent the situation from escalating into a full-blown crisis.
“I am very much worried and afraid that we are on the precipice and dangerously reaching a tipping point where it may no longer be possible to hold danger at bay. Without being immodest, as a Nigerian who still bears the scar of the Nigerian civil war on my body and with a son who bears the scar of fighting Boko Haram on his body, you can understand, I hope, why I am so concerned,” part of the letter read.
He also said, “We need cohesion and concentration of effort and maximum force – political, economic, social, psychological and military – to deal successfully with the menace of criminality and terrorism separately and together. Blame game among own forces must be avoided. It is debilitating and only helpful to our adversary.”