The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed worries over the worsening insecurity in various parts of the country, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to wake up and take decisive action to secure the nation.
PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Friday condemned the bloody attack by bandits who reportedly had field day ravaging communities including Garki, Dan Aduwa, Kuzari, Kutuma, all in Sabon Birni Local Government of Sokoto state on Wednesday’s night in an onslaught in which no fewer than 74 persons were killed.
The party noted that “It is more distressing that bandits had reportedly taken control of some parts of the state and now hold courts and even grant permission and consent to residents before they can conduct weddings, naming ceremonies or operate their markets.”
PDP also decried similar deadly attacks by bandits in Katsina, Southern Kaduna, Niger, Zamfara, Kogi and other states leading to the killing of many Nigerians despite assurances by the Federal Government.
Continuing, the statement reads “It is saddening that despite these manifest security lapses, killings and acts of insurgency in the country, President Buhari has failed to heed to demands by Nigerians asking him to rejig the nation’s security architecture and inject new blood into the system.
“Our party holds that the time has come for Mr. President to take a decisive action to address this ugly situation.
“The PDP condoles with Governor Tambuwal and the people of Kogi, Kaduna, Niger, Zamfara states as well as all victims of such attacks in various parts of our country”.