The former head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (retired), regretted on Wednesday the expansion of the insurgency from the northeast to other parts of the country.
Abdulsalami spoke in his speech at the public launch of a book titled “Preventing Crimes, Insurgencies and Desperate Migrations in the Nations of the World,” a compendium of three books, written by Iliyasu Maijega, at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Center in Abuja. .
He noted that the book sheds light on the causes of the insurgency and would go a long way in helping the government and security agencies deal with the threat.
The former Head of State said: “As the author has put his thoughts on paper, I pray that peace comes to our country and our region.
“I want to commend the author for addressing and expressing his thoughts on our current situation.
“For the last 10 years, we have been fighting the insurgency in the northeastern states, which has gradually spread throughout the country.”
“I think your book has shed light on the causes of this insurgency. I believe these books will go a long way in helping our security agencies and government address these issues.”
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