Killings: Building Economy, Engaging Youths, Will Curb Ethnic And Religious Divide – Obi

The former Anambra State governor said the reports of violent attacks by gunmen in the Mangu council area of Plateau State, comes with grave concern.

Labour Party’s flag bearer, Peter Obi on Channels Television’s The 2023 Verdict on Monday, February 13, 2023.



Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, is of the opinion that building Nigeria’s economy and productively engaging the nation’s youths, is very instrumental in stopping the incessant killings borne out of ethnic and religious biases. 

Obi’s comments were in reaction to the different reports of violent and criminal acts across the country that have remained a source of serious worry to Nigerians.

Specifically, the former Anambra State Governor said, the reports of violent attacks by gunmen in the Mangu council area of Plateau State, where many lives, including women and children have been lost, comes with grave concern.

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“These incessant acts of killing, kidnapping, maiming and other acts of terrorism must be condemned by every Nigerian. I most sincerely urge the security agencies and the government to rise to the occasion of arresting this frightening gradual descent into anarchy. Human lives must be treated with every sacredness it deserves, and no Nigerian deserves to die in such a mindless manner.

“I respectfully appeal to the security agencies to do more in their efforts in tackling this monster of insecurity to avoid a situation where the entire nation may be uninhabitable with time.

“In the long run, building Nigeria’s economy and productively engaging our youthful populace, will tear down the walls of ethnic and religious division among us, and reduce the level of insecurity.

“My heart is heavy with pain while thinking of all the victims, including the dead, the injured and those displaced from their homes. My condolences go to the families and the people of Plateau State,” Obi said.

The LP flagbearer said he remains in earnest prayers for a better Nigeria and sincerely call that all citizens will rise to the challenges of building a new Nigeria where everyone will be safe to live and thrive in any part.