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Insecurity: Nigeria has become laughingstock of the world – TY Danjuma

Former Chief of Defense Staff, Lt.-Gen, Theophilus Danjuma, (rtd) says Nigeria has become a laughingstock across the world due to its insecurity problem.

He expressed disappointment with the country’s security challenges while speaking on Friday at the annual Nwonyo Fishing and Cultural Festival in Ibi Local Government Area of Taraba State,

He urged the Nigerian government to as a matter of urgency, redeem the battered image of the country by addressing the security challenges bedevilling the nation.

Danjuma was of the view that no person, especially foreigners, would be willing to come to the country to invest or visit tourist sites when their security is not guaranteed.

Lamenting the kidnapping, killings and other criminalities that have enveloped all parts of Nigeria, he said it has become necessary for those in positions of authority to make the country safe for all and sundry.

He said; “No person or group of persons will want to come to our state or country if we continue to kill and butcher ourselves.

“If we continue to make our roads unsafe for people to move around, our dreams of making Nwonyo fishing and cultural festival an international festival, can not be achieved.

“It is sad that Nigeria as a nation has become a laughing stock following the security challenges. All hands must be on deck in order to insert the right pegs in the right holes.

“As we are today, we are a disgrace to the whole world. We must put our house in order because right now we have become a laughingstock to the whole world. So we must make our roads safe.”