Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (retd.), has warned that the clamour for self-determination in different parts of the country and the security challenges pose a threat to Nigeria’s existence if they are not addressed with urgency.
Ihejirika said this the Interfaith Roundtable on Building a Culture of Peace and Unity in Nigeria organised by the Methodist Church in Abuja over the weekend
He said, “The security situation and spate of security challenges in the country should give any reasonable and patriotic Nigerian a sense of worry and concern. More worrisome is the occasional clamour for self-determination by a few individuals within some ethnic groups in the country. There is no doubt that the current situation is not the best. It poses a serious threat to our unity and corporate existence as a nation.”