Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said the current insecurity across the country will not consume the nation.
In recent weeks, there has been increase in the wave of attacks on schools, communities, and security facilities across the country.
There have been attacks by bandits, insurgents, and unknown gunmen, while thousands of residents in some states have been displaced.
But speaking on Wednesday during the 108th annual convention of the Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC), held at the church’s international conference centre along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, the former president said he is optimistic that Nigeria will overcome the security challenges.
“On the situation we are in the country, I am an incurable optimist about a number of things, particularly about Nigeria.
“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,” Obasanjo said.