The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has urged Nigerians not to turn the current security challenges into ethnic, tribal, or religious crises.
Tinubu stated this while speaking during the eight-day Fidau prayers for the late civilian governor of Lagos state, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande in Lagos.
He noted that anyone who had experienced ethnic confrontation or religious war before would not pray for one in Nigeria.
“I appeal today to all of us not to turn whatever challenges we are facing right now to ethnic, tribal and religious crisis,” he said.
“Nigeria is currently facing crises, crisis of insurgency, of banditry and all aspects of insecurity. But God Almighty who made this country one of the largest and most resourceful countries will guide and protect us.
“If there is war in Nigeria, it will submerge the entire West Africa and there won’t be enough space to accommodate us as refugees. Those who have seen the effects of war, the consequences of tribal conflict, of religious conflict will never want it for Nigeria.”