Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, a former President of Nigeria has written to President Muhammadu Buhari to address the way he is handling the current uprising in Nigeria.
Obasanjo in his letter said Buhari failed to listen to sensible counsels in the days preceding yesterday’s carnage across the country, but said it was not too late to find a solution.
At least nine people were killed when soldiers opened fire on protesters singing the national anthem in Lekki, Lagos, on Tuesday night. At least 68 people have been killed in the violence unleashed against protesters by thugs and state agents, according to a compilation prepared by analysis firm Dataphyte.
He called on the Nigerian youth to embrace peace, saying their fundamental demands are sensible and easy to meet.
“This is not another moment when our nation is on the edge of a cliff,” Mr. Obasanjo said. “Our individual and collective actions now and in the next few days will determine where we will go as a nation.”