On Friday, Vice President Kashim Shettima blamed terrorist attacks for the problems in the country’s North East.
Although Shettima lamented that the region had been tormented by terrorism for too long, he was optimistic that it could be eradicated.
At a book launch in Abuja titled “Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in North-East Nigeria: Emerging Perspectives and the Imperative of Airpower,” the Senate President, Godwill Akpabio, read from the Vice President’s speech, which stated that peace could be restored to the region if all stakeholders resolved to work together to address the plague.
It was his words:
Too much time has passed with the north-east of Nigeria struggling with the plague of terrorism. Innocent individuals in the region have suffered greatly as a result of the cruel crimes performed by extremist groups. However, even in this gloom, there is light. I have faith that we can overcome these obstacles and restore peace and stability to the region via increased information, better communication, and the joint efforts of all parties concerned.