Insecurity: Peter Obi joins call for foreign aid, says Nigeria becoming a failed state

Former Governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi has stated that Nigeria is becoming a failed state as it continues to battle growing insecurity.

This was stated by the former governor via his Twitter handle on Thursday.

Obi called for a bipartisan approach to restoring peace across the country.

Recall that Nigeria witnessed over 10 security situations on Monday as a result of killings and continued attacks across the country.

In the north, residents remain at the mercy of Boko Haram insurgents and bandits while security agencies and government facilities are increasingly becoming targets of attacks by gunmen in the south.

Following the escalation of the attacks which has deteriorated the Nigeria’s security architecture, there have been concerns that the security agencies are becoming overwhelmed, prompting a need for external help in internal security.

Obi, who was a vice-presidential candidate under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019, said Nigeria cannot be allowed to continue on a downward spiral.

He appealed to all citizens to unite in tackling the root causes of the insecurity which, according to him, “are now ruling and ruining our dear country”.

“All Nigerians, irrespective of party and other affiliations, should immediately join hands to tackle the spectre of insecurity, poverty and unemployment that are now ruling and ruining our dear country. We are fast becoming a failed state,” Obi wrote.

“We cannot allow the downward spiral to continue. The government should also urgently seek foreign help.”