Edwin Clark, Ijaw leader, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to seek counsel from former military heads of state on how to address Nigeria’s security woes.
Clark, who made the call on Sunday, said Buhari should invite Yakubu Gowon, Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar, and rub minds with them on the security challenges.
There has been a spike in violence across Nigeria, with various criminals and armed groups abducting and killing citizens.
The security agencies have also not been spared: not less than 10 police officers have been reportedly killed in attacks in various stations in the last two weeks.
Speaking during an interview with Channels TV, Clark said Buhari must seek external help — even if from the opposition, and that he must also address citizens over the security situation.
“The time has come for him (Buhari) to call all Nigerians together. Let us all come together, the country belongs to us,” he said.
“And if we are not solving problems like Boko Haram, banditry and so on, we will soon fight ourselves and when it happens, we have no other country
“Let the president call all of us, his opponents, everybody. APC cannot do it alone, PDP will not either. Call the leaders, there are all generals in this place — General Gown, General Babangida, and all of them. Abdusalam is there talking every time.
“Nigeria does not lack people. Let the president come out to see his people. Let him invite his people and discuss with them, what do we do with our country?”