Former Military President of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has predicted that those who are behind the lingering insecurity in the country will soon regret their action nd face the consequences.
Babangida, who turned 81 tomorrow, August 17, told news men at his Hilltop residence in Minna, Niger State today, August 16 that there is urgent need for such people to embrace peace and unity of the country.
He asked Nigerians to be hopeful, determined, faithful and pray for the end to the current insecurity challenges.
“Those behind it (insecurity) will soon regret their action and will realize the consequences and impact of their actions.”
The former President stressed the need for the media in the country to ignore those who are preaching disunity and give priority to those making efforts to ensure peace and unity.
He asked Nigerians to remain resolute and believe in the unity of Nigeria, charging them to be patient and prayed to overcome the current challenges bedeviling the country.
This was coming as President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Babangida for turning 81 year, saying that it is a thing of joy that he is celebrating another year, heralded by God’s benevolence and mercies.
The President acknowledged the historical role of the former military President in shaping the political and economic development of the country, “and his counsels to upcoming political leaders.”
He prayed for longer life, good health and strength for the octogenarian.