Convoke National Security Summit, Ortom Tells Buhari In Sallah Message

By Adadareporters

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, weekend, called for convoking of a national security summit to address Nigeria’s security challenges.

He also said Nigeria’s ‘deteriorating security situation arguably demands divine interventions’.

Ortom stated this in his Sallah message as contained in a release by his chief press secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur.

He said, “It is an understatement to submit that the nation is overwhelmed by the security challenges. The successful invasion of the Kuje Prison, right in the heart of the nation’s capital, Abuja, by terrorists during which scores of inmates escaped unarguably vindicates my clarion calls on the federal government to wake up to its responsibilities and address the security threats gradually tearing the nation apart.

“They have in more than equal proportion ignored my calls. As it is right now, we are all endangered in this country and there is no hiding place for anyone. Everywhere, everyone is under attack. If the president’s convoy can be easily attacked by terrorists just the way I was attacked on my farm, then no where, no one is safe.”

Nonetheless, Ortom expressed hope for a light at the end of the tunnel.

Quoting him, “We can overcome these security challenges if the president and his cabinet are honest enough to stand up and do the right thing for this nation. If the president decides today to end this insurgency, Nigeria will be free.

“But as it is right now, there’s no assurance that he is ready. Those he has placed incharge of the security architecture of this country are not sincere to him and to Nigerians.

“I want to restate my call for the convocation of a national security summit where all stakeholders will be present to brainstorm and find lasting solutions to this insurgency tearing our nation apart. We cannot continue to live in perpetual fear in our fatherland.”

He urged the Muslim faithful to use the occasion of Eld el-Kabir to pray for Nigeria in distress.

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