Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the insecurity challenges facing Nigeria require the sacrifices of all stakeholders.
He spoke on Friday in Abuja at a public presentation of a research report on terrorism and banditry by the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation.
According to Jonathan, Nigerians must show commitment to peace in “words, action” and other necessary means.
“To build a peaceful nation, we must first build in the lives of people because such inspires love, love promotes peace, peace engenders justice and justice guarantees freedom and trust,” he said.
He regretted the decade-long activities of Boko Haram terrorist groups in the North-East, resulting in the lost loved ones, properties and investments.
Speaking further he said that “banditry, terrorism and other associated crimes threaten our human essence and the essential values of our democracy and nationhood.”
“There is no doubt that our nation is plagued by many crises and these challenges have continued to threaten our faith and shared destinies.
“This report that we are presenting today contains some observations and recommendations on the challenges of banditry and other human security concerns in our nation. As I conclude, let me state that the crisis facing us today requires sacrifice from all stakeholders,” Jonathan said.