The Minister of Defence, retired Major-General Bashir Magashi, has said that Nigeria is “bleeding” due to self-interest and other primordial considerations of the elite.
General Magashi said this yesterday in Abuja at the seventh edition of the ministerial briefing organised by the Presidential Media Team.
The minister said quite a number of political, ethnic and religious leaders were exploiting the social division for their personal gains.
General Magashi had told reporters yesterday that Nigeria lacked a national consensus, common comprehensive understanding and the interpretation of what national security is because of such divisiveness.
But some pundits and regional groups have cautioned the federal government to stop beating about the bush and call all those behind the insecurity in Nigeria by their names.