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CURTAILING INSURGENCY – A CALL FOR GREATER SUPPORT FOR NIGERIA BY INFLUENTIAL NATIONS

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That telecast on Channels television yesterday was very distressing. I sat there looking blank, unable to come to terms with what happened at the war theatre.  The effrontery of insurgents to combat armed troops in such a dare devil manner points only in one direction – Nigeria is not fighting an internal or civil war; but a complex conflict with tentacles spread beyond what the layman could imagine. That news was shocking and it took several minutes for me to regain my composure. I kept on wondering: Why is this happening, why are we in this very horrible situation, will the insurgents ever change and how long would we continue the war? This development certainly  calls for concern and total support for the military by the civil society as well as governments at the three tiers.  It calls for renewed unity on the part of all Nigerians to avoid further escalation of hostilities that have regrettably claimed thousands of lives of innocent Nigerians. For several decades, the global community has continued to grapple with the problems of insecurity, armed conflicts and violence. It is increasingly assuming a dangerous proportion in spite of concerted efforts by the United Nations and world powers to stem the very dangerous development staring humanity in the face. It is recorded that most of these conflicts have been provoked by avoidable issues. The effects have been terribly catastrophic. Various forms of manifestations of violence and conflicts, including political clashes, ethno-communal and religious disturbances, genocide and other forms of manifestations of crises and conflicts have not only arisen, but have become pronounced. NOT TIME TO SHIFT BLAMES: Accordingly,  no serious nation would leave its security to adversaries. Nigeria has been conscious of this fact and has, indeed over the years promoted measures that have ensured that our interests and national security are not subjugated to the interests of other nations. It is for the reason of the foregoing that our policies in this country have greatly tilted towards resolving our differences through rational persuasion and moral exhortation. We have continued to manage our political, economic, ethnic and racial challenges based on the conviction that our growing democracy would, with trial and errors endure and wax stronger. LATEST ATTACKS – TIME FOR CONSTRUCTIVE JOINT EFFORTS TO ASSIST THE MILITARY: International news agencies published reports of sad losses occasioned by an ambush by insurgents. They reportedly ambushed and   attacked…

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