The presidency must take decisive action to tackle insecurity and tribal lynching going on in the country, former presidential candidate, Bashir Tofa, has said.
In a statement on Tuesday, the elder statesman said killings and maiming of people of Northern extraction, especially the Fulani, in some other parts of the country, is “totally” unacceptable.
He said: “If any Nigerian will not be allowed to live freely and conduct their lives and businesses in any part of the country without being disturbed or molested or even killed, then no one should be allowed to settle and prosper anywhere else.
“If that were to be the case, then, we have no country. That is how serious it is. And that is what our enemies desire. We must not allow them by our inaction.
“Those leaders and their hirelings who encourage the expulsion of other Nigerians from their states, should remember that their own indigenes also live in other parts. They must stop, or the law should stop them by all means necessary.”
“Tension is beginning to brew, and if revenge attacks on Southerners begin here in the North, it will be difficult to control,” he said.
He said the country’s enemies were more determined than ever to set various ethnic groups against themselves, “so that we may get to a point of no return when the conflagration begins.”