A coalition of non-governmental organisations within the nation has mentioned the safety alerts by the United States (US) the United Kingdom (UK) and international international locations are geared toward destabilising the nation forward of the 2023 normal elections.
Speaking at a press convention in Abuja on Saturday, the nationwide coordinator of Coalition for Peace In Nigeria (COPIN), Pharm. Emeka Akwuobi mentioned Nigerians should stay calm and rise above worry.
According to him, “Without prejudice to time-honoured social constructs, occasioned by persuasions, we hasten to state that the so-called safety advisories by the US and UK governments, are distractive in kind, and destabilising in content material.
“In what has change into a recurrent decimal, the US has continued to foretell damaging outcomes for Nigeria of which essentially the most telling was the collapse – when you like, the failure of the Nigerian-State – forward of the 2015 normal elections. More than seven years after, their prognosis has fallen flat on its feeble toes.
“Similarly, aligned interests in America predicted that Africa, Nigeria inclusive, will be littered with corpses at the outbreak of COVID-19, but history and medical records show that the outcome has been the opposite with dire consequences for America and her allies.For the avoidance of doubt, the US is preparing for elections, and is customary with the so-called ‘world police’, nations considered not to be in tune with her aggressive disposition, are often whipped into line.”
He additionally famous that safety businesses just like the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Immigration Service had all issued similar alerts previously.
He additionally mentioned: “We should resist, with the final drop of our Nigerian blood the temptation to reside in panic, worry and insecurity within the potential of our authorities to confront frequent existential threats.
“It is heartwarming to notice that our safety providers, the DSS, Nigeria Immigration Service and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps – have all issued safety advisories of plans by terrorists concentrating on tender targets within the nation.
“In April, the DSS warned Nigerians of deliberate assaults however has gone forward to destabilise terror cells and their networks in Nigeria resulting in arrests in Kogi, Kano, Lagos and within the South Eastern a part of the nation. If our safety structure has issued safety alerts and have braced up in confronting our frequent enemy and profitable, why ought to we now imagine extra a safety advisory by Americans to their individuals?
“In the face of this reality, we urge our fellow citizens to see this as a time to rise above fear, and anxiety, in defence of our fatherland.”
The coalition of the NGO embody: Coalition for Peace in Nigeria (COPIN) Coalition of Nigerians for National Sovereignty and Unity (CONNSU) Save Nigeria Movement (SNM) Celebrities United for Peace (CUP) Citizens Watch Advocacy Initiative (CWAI).