Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Bamanga Tukur, has called on Nigerians to unite against the spate of killings in the country.
Tukur also challenged Nigerians to use their ideas to surmount the security challenges facing the country.
The PDP boss said this while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Thursday.
He said it was unacceptable to keep Nigerians at home in the pretext of imposing curfew in besieged areas.
He said that it was not proper to rely on the police and the government for security, stressing that all Nigerians should be involved.
Tukur said, “Security is our challenge now and let us use our ideas to solve the security situation in the country.
“We have to stop this senseless killings going on in the country and by the Grace of God we will succeed in seeing to it that it is stopped.
“We cannot be scaring our people, and keeping them at home always. We say we have a curfew and the people are kept at home, we have to stop it.
“We want peace and we want security, everybody has to be responsible because you cannot rely only on the police and the government on the issue of peace.
“All Nigerians, everybody must be part of the challenge to enthrone peace and by the Grace of God it shall be done”.
Meanwhile, Action Congress of Nigeria has said convocation of national conference is the solution to the incessant killings by the Boko Haram.
The Chairman of ACN in Ekiti State, Chief Jide Awe, said this at a press conference in Ado Ekiti on Thursday.
He said the conference could be called any name but Nigeria needed to talk now to address the problem of insecurity which had made Nigeria to rank as one of the unsafe countries in the world.
Awe said, “We need to convoke a national conference . Call it whatever name but it is time to sit together and talk. Is this project called Nigeria worth it?
“If some people say that they don’t want Western education, let them go and be enjoying illiteracy.”