Following the spate of bomb attacks and general act of terror spreading across the country, former Kwara State governor, now senator of the Federal Republic, Dr Bukola Saraki, has called on eminent Nigerians across party lines, states, religious and traditional institutions to come together and find a lasting solution to the problem.
"This development, which has become a daily occurrence, has not only put the whole nation on the edge, it has also inflicted untold trauma and severe brutality on the psyche of the Nigerian people," he said.
According to Saraki, there is no gainsaying the fact that the nation and the people are presently going through a trying period, a situation that is rapidly eroding the modest socio- economic and political gains we have achieved through the practice of democracy.
The situation, if left unchecked, he said, may lead to general breakdown of law and order, an ill wind that will blow no one any good.
“To avert this and return the nation to the state of peace and normalcy, there is urgent need for all of us across the party lines, states and traditional institutions not to see this sad development as Jonathan’s problem alone, but that of all of us.
“We must all come together and work with all sense of patriotism to tackle the willful debauchery of our corporate entity by the criminal few of the populace,” Saraki said, adding that resorting to terrorism to settle a political or religious grievances was barbaric and never known to achieve any meaningful result.
While sympathising with the victims of terror attacks across the nation and condoling the families of the dead, Dr Saraki reiterated that the time to bring the spate of violence against the country and the people to stop is now.