Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo has yet again penned another open letter to President Buhari, warning that Nigeria is heading towards a dangerous cliff and the president is the only person who could avert such a looming disaster.
Obasanjo revealed Nigeria has been ravaged by violence and ethnic barriers since Mr Buhari assumed office four years ago, in a manner that wasn’t there for decades.
In the July 15, 2019 letter, Mr Obasanjo revealed that the world, most especially the Western countries, has been giving warning to Nigeria against falling into a state of violence because any outbreak would be difficult to contain when it starts.
He warned that for Mr Buhari to be able to stop the “smouldering ethnic agitations”, he would have to stop fanning “the embers of hatred, disaffection and violence.”
Obasanjo also asked on the armed herdsmen to openly declare their complaints in order to form a national discourse around it, rather than making a violent attack across the country.
The calls were also extended to any other ethnic group that have concerns about how the country is being run.
The last week’s assassination of Funke Olakunrin, a 58-year-old daughter of Yoruba leader, Reuben Fasoranti, was among the most current national security disasters which Obasanjo said could tip the country off a perilous edge.
He also charged on the Nigerian Armed Forces to end public shaming of personnel, saying such could only serve adverse interest for the nation.
The comment was in reference to the last month’s attack which Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai launched against Nigerian soldiers, blaming them for allowing the Boko Haram attack to fester.