The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi has decried the killings around in country during the Christmas break, particularly in Plateau, Katsina and Zamfara states.
The LP candidate eulogised Nigerian security operatives, saying the Nigerian soldiers, police officers and other security agents in the country were overstretched and most times did not get the prayers and sympathy of citizens.
Obi, a former governor of Anambra State said this in a series of posts he made on X (formerly Twitter) on Tuesday as part of his Christmas message and reaction to the terrorist attacks and killings in Plateau, Zamfara, Kaduna and other states in the country.
Obi, who also consoled with the families of terrorist attacks victims, said, “As we celebrate this season of peace and love and the approach of a new year, I like to spare a thought for our compatriots in uniform.
“After my sympathy visit to the Regent of Oba Community in Anambra State for the recent horrific killing of people in a nightclub in that community; plus the mindless act of terrorism that occurred on Christmas Day in Plateau State, where the death toll is now reportedly more than 100 with over 300 injured; with the saddening acts of violence that have occurred in Zamfara and Katsina States, where farmers were killed and several others kidnapped, and the many other violent attacks in many parts of the country, which may go unreported; my thoughts went to our overstretched security operatives.
The men and women of our armed and security services come to mind. They are our gallant troops in various battlefronts of insecurity, the policemen and women on patrol in our cities and highways, the Civil Defense Corps, and Department of State Security operatives.
“I am also thinking of those who in the call of duty have to spend this festive season away from the comfort of their homes and the embrace of loved ones