The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has said that the President Bola Tinubu-led Nigerian government must not allow the country to drift into anarchy due to the continued horrible spate of killings and criminality.
Obi, who gave the warning on Monday night on his Twitter handle, lamented the recent multiple terrorists attacks and killings in Plateau, Sokoto, Zamfara and Benue states, saying it had become depressing and extremely worrisome.
According to the former Anambra State governor who is currently challenging President Tinubu’s election in the February 25 presidential election at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, a total of 226 Nigerians have been killed recently in Plateau, Sokoto, Zamfara and Benue states.
Obi said, “The continued horrible spate of all forms of criminality, especially visceral bloodletting and killings, as witnessed recently in Plateau where over 120 people were killed, 50 killed in Sokoto, 31 in Zamfara, and 25 in Benue, are very depressing and extremely worrisome.
“These fatalities are not just numbers, but wastages of sacred human lives; of peoples who lived among us as family members, relatives and friends. While appreciating the efforts of governments at all levels and security agencies, I respectfully appeal that they do more to arrest this situation before it deteriorates further. Governments and the security agencies must not allow the nation to continue this drift towards anarchy. I sincerely commiserate with the affected families. May God grant eternal rest to the dead.”