SWITZERLAND, APRIL 29 – Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has said Nigeria is becoming a failed state and advised Nigerians, irrespective of party affiliations, to join hands in tackling the challenges facing the country.
The country has experienced an unprecedented level of violence in the past three days from a Boko Haram advance in the North-East, to the terrorist group’s control of a local government in Niger State, close to the Federal Capital in Abuja. In the South-East and parts of the Niger-Delta, unknown gunmen have had running battles with troops of the Nigerian army, turning several areas into battle zones. These reports have been disturbing to Nigerians who are worried that this may lead to total break down of law and order.
Obi who ran for Vice President in the 2019 general elections listed the challenges as insecurity, poverty, and unemployment.
According to him, Nigeria is fast becoming a failed state, adding that the downward spiral should not be allowed to continue.