Delivering his 22-page lecture titled Security and Unity for Greater Prosperity, in Abuja yesterday, Turaki lamented that Nigerians have become more vulnerable as far as the security of their lives and property was concerned.
He said, “From whatever angle or perspective one approaches this question, it becomes crystal clear that this government has failed in meeting up with its obligations to the people of this country as directed and mandated by our constitution.
“We have seen how a tiny issue of insecurity bedevilling the three frontline states in the North-East, had snowballed into a national disaster.
“There is now the issue of clashes between herdsmen and farmers, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of people, almost on a daily basis, in Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau, Kogi, Adamawa, Taraba and some areas in the South East and South West geo-political zones.
The former Minister added that, “The citizenry have seen how government has clearly displayed either lack of interest or more correctly, lack of capacity and political will to stop the killings and restore peace and order in the villages and communities affected by these wanton killings.”