The Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomole, has urged Nigerians from all works of life to join hands in support of security agencies and government in their bid to eradicate security challenges in the country.
Fielding questions from State House correspondents after his private meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan, Oshiomole said it is high time all Nigerians woke up to the reality that terrorists are here, and the era we thought no Nigerian would wire himself to take his own life and other innocent persons were over.
“My attitude is that Nigerians have to wake up to the reality that terrorists are here, may be few years back, many of us didn’t think that was possible. I thought we enjoyed living so much so that no one will wire himself to take his own life just because he wants to take the life of another innocent person.
“So for me on the issue of security, all of us must work together. Its not a blame game. The reality is here. A terrorist doesn’t know your age, your region your religion. The evidence is that everybody has become a victim. So on this issue we must speak as a nation, united in a common voice to denounce terrorism and to work together with the Federal government to fight terrorism decisively.
“I also as a governor operating in one region of the country that you don’t decree security. There is a time lag between the measures you put in place and when those measures begin to come to fruition,” he said.