The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to return home to attend to the increasing insecurity in the country.
The Party spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, stated this while addressing newsmen on Thursday, May 2, adding that it was not right for the President to abandon his responsibilities for privates matters abroad at a time like this.
He noted that it was the President’s lackadaisical attitude to insecurity which gave room for more mayhem and blood spill in Borno, Zamfara, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe Taraba, Kaduna, Benue, Kogi and other states of the federation, including the President’s home state, Katsina.
“While President Buhari wanders abroad, bandits are having a field day, pillaging communities in Katsina state; killing several persons and abducting the District Head of his hometown, Daura, Musa Umar; the father-in-law of Mr. President’s security aide”, he said.
He also mentioned the killing of 26 Nigerians in Adamawa; many in Borno, Taraba, Benue, and Zamfara states and the abduction of some girls at the Government Girls Secondary School Moriki, which all occurred in the President’s absence.
“While the Buhari administration remains virtually nonchalant, kidnappers have taken over many of our major highways, with hundreds of compatriots held in captivity in forests along Kaduna-Abuja, Taraba-Katsina-Ala and other highways in the country”.
“It is clear that President Buhari has not demonstrated the required capacity to control the security situation and now resorts to cheap escapism, particularly in the face of allegations in the public space that certain individuals around his administration are benefitting from the situation”.
The PDP spokesman also alleged that some of the bandits arrested in Katsina and other states, shows that they are aliens from Niger Republic imported by the All Progressives Congress (APC) who assisted in the unleashing of violence during the 2019 general elections.