Narrowing Security Challenges To One Tribe Is Unfair, Says APC Member

Channels Television  
Updated July 19, 2019
A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abiodun Babatunde


A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abiodun Babatunde, says it is unfair to blame one tribe for the security challenges the nation is grappling with.

Babatunde, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Friday, said the drums of war being beaten across the country wouldn’t augur well for the masses.

“I admit there are security challenges and the government also admits that. But for you to now narrow the security challenges to one ethnic tribe is what I’m saying will do us no good.

“Collectively as Nigerians, we must come together and say no to some of these insecurity issues. We say no because these drums of war that is being beaten all over the country would do nobody any good.

“Rather it will snowball into a crisis that is unimaginable. The so-called Fulanis have been in the Southwest, Southeast and they have been living together. So what happened now? To the extent that if anything happens between a man and his wife, the next thing you will see on social media is that Fulani herdsmen have struck again,” he said.

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His statement was in reaction to remarks made by a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member, Alaba Yusuf, decrying the state of security in the country, likening the herdsmen to Boko Haram terrorists.

During a telephone interview on Sunrise Daily, Yusuf said Nigeria has lots of problems, with several lives lost.

“In Katsina where President Muhammadu Buhari comes from, there is a lot of problems. All over Nigeria, there is a lot of problems.

“I believe that those whom we caller killer herdsmen are not different from the terrorists who operate on the highway.”