Current insecurity due to breakdown of culture — Sambo

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BY LUKA BINNIYAT

KADUNA — Vice President Namadi Sambo, yesterday, said that the over 200 female students of Government Girls Secondary School, GGSS, Chibok, Borno State, abducted by Boko Haram terrorists nearly 40 days ago, would be returned to their parents safely.

Sambo attributed the current cases of violence and insecurity across the country to lack of cultural values.

He spoke during the opening ceremony of the a two-day National Conference on “Culture, Peace and National Security,” in Kaduna.

He was represented on the occasion by the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Ambassador Nuhu Bajoga.

His words: “Our current security challenges are clearly the resultant effects of the breakdown or abandonment of our cultural values of honesty, hard work, respect for elders, among others.

“There is therefore, the urgent need for deliberate cultural re-engineering that places high premium on our cultural values. Our traditional institutions have a critical role to play.

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