Ango Abdullahi, a former presidential adviser to Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare war on the Niger Delta Avengers or he should “leave Boko Haram alone”.
Professor Ango Abdullahi
According to a Vanguard report, Professor Abdullahi made this call during a the launch of two books authored by Hadiza Wada, The life and times of Umaru Turakin Bauchi at 2015 and Boko Haram: The charade versus the reality at 2016 in Abuja.
Abdullahi said that the greatest threat to Nigeria’s national security is the Niger Delta Avengers and that the breakup of Nigeria is very possible. He also blamed politicians for the instability in the country.
“If we find truly that we cannot peacefully develop this country, the solution is to go our separate ways, why not,” Abdullahi asked.
“Even now, we are not happy with the kind of standard of security that is being applied in the country. If you are not going to fight Avengers, you should stop fighting Boko Haram.”
“Any government that fails to ensure the wellbeing of its people has the least legitimacy; it is not worth being a government.
“Nigeria has not made the kind of progress that was expected of it since its independence after 56 years. We must take into account that we are responsible for these.
“Nigeria has signed so many protocols that are injurious to her, there is need to review some of these protocols,” Abdullahi is quoted as saying.
In her remarks, Dr. Hadiza Wada, who is the author of the books, said there was need for the federal government to do more research on Boko Haram crisis.
“Our intelligence needs to concentrate on our neighboring country, that is where our support should be coming from,” she said.