Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has said the federal government has no answer to the worsening spate of killings and insecurity across the country.
Ortom, who spoke Tuesday while commissioning Army Day Secondary School, Effurun in Delta State, noted that the situation has gone beyond the federal government’s capacity and nothing would be wrong if help was sought from other countries.
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He urged President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to seek urgent external support to quell the monstrous challenge.
He said with the killings occurring daily and with heavy casualties, it had become very obvious that the federal government is overwhelmed by the unfortunate situation.
He said that governors whose states were being attacked had become helpless and frustrated, adding that it was shameful that Nigeria was in such a terrible situation.
Ortom, however, stated that God had not abandoned Nigeria and called on leaders to close ranks and provide equity, fairness and justice to heal the nation.
He also said that the major problem of insecurity occasioned by banditry, Boko Haram insurgency and other violent crimes in the country, was because the government had not been proactive in providing the people education.
On his part, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa said his administration was doing a lot even though a lot was still needed to be done.