The Nigeria former President and veteran, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed his dismay over the ongoing violence, chaos, and unrest in many parts of Nigeria.
Obasanjo made this call in a statement he signed that “the shooting and murder of unarmed protesters, no matter the level of provocation, has never been effective in suppressing public anger and frustration”.
He made it clear that we are in a critical moment and the President must act fast, as great harm has been done, but can be stopped if the right measure or action is taken.
Also, he noted that the demands made by the protesters which were presented to Mr. President by the Lagos State governor are not unreasonable and can be met without anyone’s political interest or ambition being threatened.
Obasanjo calls on the youth to give peace a chance while making their legitimate demands. He appealed with the President Muhammadu Buhari as the President of Nigeria, and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, to restrain the military and other security agencies from using brute force as a way of ending the crisis.