Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, urged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Authorities to recall all ex-service personnel prepared to return to combat terrorism.
Atiku made the decision whereas urging the Buhari’s authorities to declare complete warfare on terrorism in Nigeria.
In a press release titled, ‘The Time For A Whole Struggle On Terror Is Now,’ the previous presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering, PDP, urged the Federal Authorities to be decisive in management.
Atiku mentioned: “The safety scenario in Nigeria is deteriorating quickly and unusual Nigerians reside in concern for his or her lives and the lives of their family members.
“Nowhere appears to be secure. Farms, markets, faculties, houses, mosques, church buildings, and concrete areas are all affected.
“Terrorists are spreading their areas of operation past the Northeast, into far-flung areas so far as Niger State within the North-Central. That’s mere hours from our Federal Capital.
“Now could be the time for decisive management and I name on the Federal Authorities to think about recalling all ex-servicemen and girls, who’re prepared to return to service, and take the combat to the insurgents till they’re rolled again and defeated.
“As a former vice-chairman of the Nationwide Safety Council, I’m conscious that Nigeria has a sizeable inhabitants of army veterans, who’re alive, and had been educated regionally and internationally, and it serves no function to permit these helpful nationwide property lie fallow when there’s an existential risk to our nation.”
Atiku requested the Federal Authorities to right away mobilise the ex-servicemen and girls to fight the rising case of terror within the nation.
He mentioned: “Name them up. Instantly. Mobilise them to the sphere. The time has come for us to place in all our effort and stamp out this menace from our nation.
“The women and men of Nigeria’s armed forces, whether or not serving or retired, who restored peace to Lebanon, Liberia, Sierra Leone and São Tomé and Príncipe can and must be used to do the identical within the motherland.
“However they want arms and ammunition. It’s incumbent on the federal authorities to develop a extra environment friendly technique of sourcing weapons and delivering them to the troops on the battlefront.
“A scenario the place terrorists and criminals are higher armed than our troops on the battlefront is insupportable.
“We have to urgently enhance the situations of service of the women and men of our armed forces. And never simply the federal government.”