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Terrorists poised to overrun Nigeria before 2023 elections – Prof. Yerima

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain and former member of the House of representatives, Professor Haruna Yerima, has lamented that bandits are bent on overrunning this country.

Speaking with newsmen in Abuja, Mr Yerima urged President Muhammadu Buhari to use all available means to free the 62 passengers kidnapped after the bombing of the Kaduna train by bandits.

“Before they achieve this devilish intention, our security forces must act fast and save the situation,” Mr Yarima added.

“Nigeria is on edge. These bandits and insurgents are becoming more daring and emboldened by the day. We can’t just fold our arms and allow them to take Nigeria to ransom.”

According to him, the terrorists now engage in operations that embarrass not only the APC administration but the entire country.

“President Buhari must take all drastic measures to ensure that these terrorists are rooted out before they snowball into monsters that cannot be tamed,” he added.

Aligning himself with Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum and his Kaduna State counterpart Nasir El-Rufai on the need to get foreign mercenaries to help tackle insecurity, the APC chieftain said, “the issue has gone beyond whatever anybody thinks.

“The priority of all Nigerians is for this terrorism by bandits and insurgents to end. Nobody cares about the method or nationality of those who will end it. The president needs to act fast on this.”

Apart from hemorrhaging the country, Mr Yerima said, the security challenge is overshadowing all the achievements of the Buhari administration. “Buhari needs to apply all measures to remedy the situation,” he said.

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