Ex-Nigeria’s President, Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that the threatening security situation across the country will not consume the nation.

There has been an increase in the rate of attacks on schools, communities and security facilities across the country over the past weeks.

Thousands of residents in some states have been displaced and scores dead while there have been attacks by bandits and insurgents.

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Recall that Nigeria witnessed over 10 security situations on Monday as a result of killings and attacks continued across the country.

Speaking on Wednesday during the 108th annual convention of the Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC), held at the church’s international conference centre along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, the former president said he is optimistic that Nigeria will overcome the challenges.

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“On the situation we are in the country, I am an incurable optimist about a number of things, particularly about Nigeria,” Obasanjo said.

“The situation in Nigeria threatening but we won’t be consumed by it.

“Keep praying that the situation will only be threatening, but we won’t be overcome by it.”

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