- Increasing insecurity across the country recently has prompted a group to call for another Save Nigeria rally
- The West African group Action Network On Small Arms asked Pastor Tunde Bakare and Prof. Wole Soyinka to repeat what they did in 2012.
- Bakare, now the APC Presidential Candidate, was the organizer of the Save Nigeria Group of protest against fuel subsidies scrapping in 2012
FCT, Abuja – The West African Action Network On Small Arms (WAANSA) has advised Professor Wole Soyinka, Pastor Tunde Bakare and others who led the Save Nigeria 2012 rally to start another nationwide procession due to the insecurity in the country.
Igwe said the request was part of WAANSA’s resolutions following its Civil-Military Cooperation Meeting, which was held on Sept Monday May 23rd in Abuja.
Part of the statement read:
”Our national leaders have agreed Prof. Wole Soyinka, Tunde Bakare, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and others Presidential hopefuls to mobilize a Save Nigeria rally across the country starting in Borno State in solidarity with the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence.
”The Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence begins on Wednesday 1 June and ends on Wednesday 8 June.
< blockquote>”While Pastor Bakare questioned how trillions were spent on subsidies, Prof. Soyinka studied the financial figures and confirmed that Nigerians are not only treated as second-class citizens, but overly dehumanized.
< blockquote>”Today gun-related violence overwhelms some states in Nigeria. The costs cannot be quantified. The negative economic impact is worrying, hence our urgent call for the Save Nigeria group to mobilize its members to storm Borno, Kaduna and Anambra states to stop the killings and academic exercise. Civil society organizations that led the Save Nigeria rally need to know that the situation in the country calls for something like their Occupy Nigeria rally in 2012.
”They are going against the theme of this year’s global week just campaign against gun violence, focusing on united effort against gun control.”
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Meanwhile, Ekiti State Governor and presidential candidate on the All Progressive Congress (APC) platform, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has pledged to use all of the experience accumulated over the years to help resolve insurgency and banditry in the country.
Governor Fayemi said he was at the solving wars of extermination in Siera Leone, Liberia, Rwanda and Sri Lanka and would emulate the same model in Nigeria if elected president.
The governor said Thursday that May 19, in Kaduna, while visiting the state to solicit the support of delegates ahead of the APC presidential election.
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People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate and Sokoto governor Aminu Tambuwal has announced that as part of his restructuring plans he will shut down the Southwest regional security network, the in vol ksmund Amotekun, would strengthen and restructure Nigeria.
The governor of Sokoto state made the remark when addressing the party delegates in Osun states on Wednesday, May 18 and Ogun.
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