PDP Mourns With Those Affected By Killings
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) condemns the unabated bloodletting and killing of innocent and vulnerable citizens in Zamfara state by marauders.
The party also laments the invasion of Kukareta in Damaturu, Yobe state, by insurgents, who sacked the area in an attack that led to the killing of a police officer attached to Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe state.
The PDP, in a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan and made available to Naija News on Tuesday, said it is deeply worried and shares in the anguish of the victims and relations of the slain, who daily live with the devastating trauma of the escalated bloodletting and killing of their loved ones, by marauders, who still roam the area in spite of the propaganda and lip service by the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Recall that Naija News earlier reported the attack on a military base in Yobe state by Boko Haram terrorists on Monday, which forced residents in the area to scamper for safety.
The party said the ugly situation in our nation today is an undisputed testimony of the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to provide adequate security for Nigerians, especially in the troubled states, despite his promises as well as the huge resources at his disposal to tackle insurgency.
“The PDP holds that the situation in Zamfara and other states in the North West, in addition to the heightened insecurity in the North East and North Central in the last three and half years, under President Buhari, shows that it is time for our dear President to review his parade and reappraise his strategy.”
“Indeed, our nation cannot continue to afford the daily killing and maiming of our compatriots by marauders. This is not the way to go, and we charge President Buhari to end his buck-passing and immediately take up his responsibility as the chief security officer of our country by using the remaining days left in his tenure to address his parade.”
“In the same vein, the PDP commends our patriotic security agents who are placed on harm’s way for their gallantry as they take concrete steps to defend our citizens at this trying time.”
“While commiserating with the people, the PDP however calls for calm and full cooperation with security agencies to track down and bring the marauders to book.”
Finally the PDP urges Nigerians not to despair in the face of the failures of the Buhari administration as the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, offers practical templates that effectively guarantee adequate security in all parts of our country when elected into office next year.