It is only good governance that can reduce the menace of violence in the country. I mean good government at all levels. Just like the Boko Haram issue, it started like a Borno affair but now it is becoming a national problem.
I remember when I was the Deputy National Chairman of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), I went to the state to commission some of the major streets, I saw young boys selling petrol in jerry-cans and I asked him (Governor) why did he allow young boys to sell petrol on major roads? He said, “no no, leave they are very useful, during general elections, we can use them to burn everywhere.” So, that was how it all started.
Chairman of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Retired Lt. Gen Jeremiah Useni