Irked on the spate of killings going on in Nigeria, Retired General Yakubu Gowon and former head of state of the country, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to arrest and bring to justice those behind the incessant and senseless killings of innocent Nigerians across the country.
Media Reports have indicated that the former president who was in Katsina state for a two-day North West zone Nigeria Prays event called on government to give justice to all those affected by the killings adding that the current unfolding national experience is a threat to our national existence and unity.
General Gowon who pleaded with Nigerians to avoid actions capable of jeopardizing our unity as a nation was quick to condemn all forms of animosity and unjustifiable hatred among Nigerians, including bloodletting, clashes, and hate speech.
He further regretted the implications of the widespread killings in the country saying that if it were not for God’s mercy, the country would have been plunged into devastating crises capable of crippling the very existence of our nation.
“We are gathered in the true spirit of worship to intercede fervently for our dear nation for God’s intervention in our affairs, particularly social, political and economic, and to douse hatred and animosity amongst our citizens.ADVERTISEMENT
“If not for God’s abundant mercy and grace, the nation would have been plunged into another round of crises.
“Let us be assured that our prayers are not in vain. I can say this with every authority that prayer can solve problems better and faster than generals and soldiers can do with physical weapons of war.ADVERTISEMENT
“I have no doubt in my heart that God will honor our collective prayers and intercession for our nation and heal our nation of insecurity.ADVERTISEMENT
“We however call on the authorities to deal with culprits and bring justice to the grieved.
We must rise to condemn needles bloodletting and clashes, hate speeches and all manner of evil,” he said.
Similar even is expected to be held in other parts of the country in the forthcoming monnths.