Former Deputy Governor of the Central Financial institution of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia has stated that Nigeria is extra insecure beneath President Muhammadu Buhari than it was when Normal Sani Abacha was in energy.
Mailafia made the declare whereas showing on a Channels Tv program on Wednesday March 24.
“That is completely unprecedented. That is the worst time ever within the historical past of Nigeria. You’ll be able to’t even evaluate with Abacha’s time; Abacha’s time was a golden period evaluate with what is occurring.
“Do you assume Abacha would have tolerated all these? You’ll be able to’t journey on these roads, killings in all places, destructions in all places.”
Reacting to the assault on Governor Samuel Ortom final weekend, Mailafia expressed grief over the truth that sure forces empower some individuals from part of the nation with weapons to terrorize residents.
He averred that the individuals of the Center Belt will not be afraid of those that carried out the assault on their governor.
“This try on the lifetime of an government governor and incumbent of a state is an tried assault on your entire individuals of the state. Those that are attempting to do that depraved factor want to grasp the implication of what they’re attempting to do.
“If the governor of a state can’t really feel protected to go to his farm, how will the peculiar Benue individuals really feel going to their farms? This can be a very dangerous priority.
“The circumstances in Borno are very totally different. Borno is a battle zone, we’ve been residing with these evil individuals for some time however what occurred in Benue is completely totally different and diabolical. We don’t know what they’re attempting to do however this might have an effect on the entire nation.
“Benue individuals and the individuals of the Center Belt won’t ever ever settle for this try on considered one of their sons. No person is afraid of those individuals however it’s simply that these persons are given arms and allowed to maneuver freely whereas the machetes that peculiar individuals have are being dispossessed from them, they don’t seem to be even allowed to defend their properties and their households however we’re glad that God saved the lifetime of his Excellency, Governor Ortom.”