Insecurity: Perpetrators of mischief live amongst us – General Abdulsalam
Former Head of State,General Abdulsalami Abubakar said those perpetrating evil in the country which has led to the current security challenges bedeviling the nation are Nigerians, Charging Nigerians not to hesitate to report them to the appropriate authority.
He disclosed this on Sunday in Jos, while fielding questions from journalists, after commiserating with the immediate past Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Dame Pauline Tallen, over the death of her father, Pa Paul Kattiem, who died on the 9th, June, 2013, at the age of 102.
According to him, “All the perpetrators of mischief live among us. They are our brothers and sisters, we have to play our role as citizens, by reporting such miscreants to the proper authority.
Adding that, “Security situation in the country, I will say for the last one year has improved a little. It is unfortunate that we found ourselves in this situation, to the extent that emergency has been imposed in some states.
Assuring that, “Hopefully Nigerians will join hands to ensure that we bring peace back to our country. Security is the responsibility of each and every one of us”
Speaking on the Nation’s 14 years of democratic rule, he said “Politics anytime is a growing process, we are running, and I think we have come a longway from 1999.
The father of Nigeria’s modern democracy as he is fondly called tasked journalists, saying “You members of the press have a responsibilities, you can educate our people, inform them, but please when you are doing that, do it in a responsible way. Do not inflame situations.
Commiserating with the family, General Abdulsalami urged them to emulate the good life their father lived, and prayed that they live up to the age their father lived.
Responding, Sir Anthony Homshuk, who spoke on behalf of the family, thanked the former Head of State and his entourage for the concern shown to the Kattiem family.
He described Late Pa Kattiem as a righteous person, while alive and prayed for the repose of his soul.
Mr. Kattiem is survived by three of his five children.