In a quest to find lasting peace in the nation, Director General of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Dr. Bakut Bakut has called for multi-stakeholders’ synergy to end insecurity.
In a press statement released Tuesday in Abuja by the Institute Media department, signed by Esther Ndukwe, it noted that Bakut has expressed concern over the security challenges of the country and urge Nigerians to cooperate, support efforts of the government and relevant authorities to curb the ugly situation.
According to the statement, “As a government Institution with the mandate of promoting and building peace, IPCR frowns at the continued bloodshed, acts of terrorism, kidnappings and banditry as they constitute factors capable of destabilizing the internal security of the State and externally, projecting the nation’s image in bad light in the global community.
“We therefore condemn these acts and call on their perpetrators to desist from orchestrating these dastardly acts but give peace a chance.
“From our conflict tracking assessment, the state of security in our nation today shows that virtually all sectors of the economy has been negatively affected by the growing insecurity.
“This no doubt has occasioned mutual suspicious and strife that is shaking the core of our diversity and impeding the developmental drive and policies of the Buhar-led administration.
“Therefore, the way out of this precarious situation, is for all citizens and various stakeholders (both the leaders and the led, government and the governed), to come together to dialogue for durable solutions that would make Nigeria a better place for all.
“IPCR salutes the courage of the military, the police and other security agencies who have laid their lives in the line of duty in order to forestall peace and strengthen the bond of Nigeria’s unity.
“While we assure our gallant security forces of the IPCR’s continued support, we urge them to up their act as there is no amount of sacrifice that is too much to rid-off Nigeria’s current security challenges and restore it back on the path of sustainable peace and development”.
Bakut commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment and the political willingness he has demonstrated by joining forces with other African leaders to end the spate of insurgency and general insecurity not only in Nigeria but the Africa at large.
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