Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said he is angered and troubled by terrorist attacks in different parts of the country.
Tinubu in series of tweets on Thursday, lamented that the attacks have caused many to “disparage the military and security forces” in Nigeria.
He urged Nigerians not to resort to blaming one another for the insecurity troubling the nation.
The APC leader said the Federal Government must continue to encourage the security agents to continue to do their best in ensuring that the country is secured from attacks.
“Like all decent Nigerians, I am angered and troubled by the terror and cruelty being visited upon the people of Borno, Yobe, Benue, Niger, Imo and other parts of the nation,” he tweeted.
“These attacks have caused many to disparage our military and security forces. This we must not do. Valiant men and women serve in our security forces, risking their lives to protect us.
“We stand with them. Government also must continue to encourage the security forces to do their utmost to subdue this threat. The lives of innocent Nigerians and the future progress of the nation may lie in the balance.
“As a people, we must never surrender to the fearful temptation to blame one another. Regardless of region or religion, we must unite against a common foe. Discord will only invite defeat.
“The enemy’s attacks seem to focus on our schools, religious institutions and security forces. They seek to extinguish the light of knowledge and hope by shrouding us in the darkness of fear and brutal ordeal.
“We must not tremble. They will be vanquished. In the end, tolerance, justice and compassion shall win the day.”