Like former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, cried out on Tuesday, about the level of insecurity in Nigeria, saying the situation has assumed a totally different meaning under President Muhammadu Buhari.
Jonathan, in Akure, to commiserate with Pa Reuben Fasoratin, whose daughter, Funke Olakunrin, was killed by gunmen in Ondo State on Friday, Jonathan, agreed that the country had suffered the menace of insecurity at various times, but quickly added that it had become too grievous at this time.
Hear him: “The issue of security must be approached from a different dimension. We cannot continue the old way because it is getting out of hand. We hope the federal and state governments will do something about it,” Jonathan said.
“Every generation face problems and this generation must find ways to solve these problems. Every government faces problem. The first commercial kidnapping, because it involved money, happened in 2006 when I was the governor of Bayelsa state. From that time, it moved to terrorism in the north. Now, it is a major problem in the country.
“The federal government in conjunction with state government must design a different approach to this issue. I was there as president and security challenge was there but now, it is getting worse every day and we can’t continue to use the same old method.”