National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Thursday said he is angered and troubled by terror attacks in different parts of the country.
Tinubu, in series of tweets, lamented that the attacks had caused many to disparage the military and security forces, saying Nigerians must not disparage them.
“Like all decent Nigerians, I am angered and troubled by the terror and cruelty being visited upon the people of Borno, Yobe, Benue, Niger, Imo and other parts of the nation.
“These attacks have caused many to disparage our military and security forces. This we must not do. Valiant men and women serve in our security forces, risking their lives to protect us,” he said.
According to Tinubu, “We stand with them. Government also must continue to encourage the security forces to do their utmost to subdue this threat. The lives of innocent Nigerians and the future progress of the nation may lie in the balance.”
He said as a people, Nigerians must never surrender to the fearful temptation to blame one another.
The former governor of Lagos added that regardless of region or religion, Nigerians must unite against a common foe, as discord would only invite defeat.
Tinubu stated that the enemy’s attacks seemed to focus on schools, religious institutions and security forces.
“They seek to extinguish the light of knowledge and hope by shrouding us in the darkness of fear and brutal ordeal.
“We must not tremble. They will be vanquished. In the end, tolerance, justice and compassion shall win the day,” he said.