President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress has been condemned by the Peoples Democratic Party over the incesant killings of innocent Nigerians by bandits in Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, Borno, Kaduna, Kogi and Taraba states and other parts of the country.
The President was called out by the opposition party in a statement released in Abuja by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbodiyan.
PDP noted that it is hurt by the horror and cruelty “our compatriots are facing in the hands of bandits, insurgents and kidnappers following the failure of the APC administration to get its acts together, tighten our security architecture and secure our nation, despite the huge resources it claimed to have spent.”
“Our party holds that the situation, where marauders and insurgents, who had been pushed to the fringes by the PDP administration, have resurfaced under the APC, to the extent of occupying territories, ravaging communities and killing our citizens with reckless abandon, raises a lot of questions.”
“It is even more lamentable that the bandits have become so emboldened by the failure of the APC administration to the extent of holding Mr President’s home state, Katsina, to ransom.”
“Our party invites Nigerians to note that the APC has failed to account for the whereabouts of the political ‘mercenaries’ it imported into our country from neighboring countries, particularly from Chad and Niger Republic, to participate in its campaigns during the build-up to the 2019 general elections.”
PDP noted that APC has failed as a party and has also failed to speak out against banditry just as it failed to take decisive action to end the menace beyond the usual condolence messages to victims after each harrowing attack on their communities.
The PDP urged on the President to “wake up from his slumber, rejig the nation’s security architecture and inject new blood into the system.”