Solomon Dalung, former minister of youth and sports, has alleged that people within the corridors of power are making gains out of the current security situation in the country.
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Dalung, who spoke to Sunday Tribune, identified as the greatest challenge the emergence of those he called “conflict entrepreneurs” who are benefitting from the terrible situation and are unwilling to let it end.
He said some of the conflict entrepreneurs are within the corridors of power, making “heavy businesses out of the pathetic security situation”.
The former minister also condemned the attacks by unknown gunmen earlier this month on government facilities in Imo State.
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“What happened in Imo was horrific and grave, talking along the line of national security because it was an attack on the national security. It was carried out successfully because impunity has taken the centre stage of our national values, meaning that people now get away with evil, with crimes and with anything. Some of them even brag about it and are also seen within the corridors of power,” he added.