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Published On: Fri, Feb 28th, 2020

PDP raises alarm over national security threats

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By Lateef Ibrahim

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari is being deceived by the intelligence reports from his field men who continued to indulge in propaganda of claiming that the Boko Haram has been defeated.
Rather, the leading opposition party maintained that the situation is worsening with banditry and kidnapping spreading all over the states.
The National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus said this in his opening address at the emergency meeting of National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party held at its headquarters in Abuja.
At the NEC meeting, which was attended by eight governors and two deputy-governors, Secondus declared that the security situation in the country has refused to abate.
He noted with regrets that nothing concrete is being done by the government to ameliorate it and stop the senseless killing of innocent Nigerians.
He further lamented that the country is still at the crossroad due to the now obvious inept leadership of the ruling All Progressives congress (APC).
According to him, “The security situation in the country has refused to abate and nothing concrete is being done by the government to ameliorate it and stop the senseless killing of innocent Nigerians.
“Even when the National Assembly, after reviewing the situation and asked the President to overhaul the security system for greater efficiency, the government has continued to demonstrate their insensitivity to the plight of the populace.
“Nigerians have never been as afraid of their lives as they are at moment in this country. It’s as bad as that.
“In the North East, the Boko Haram insurgency has returned fully and the President feels shocked that the sect still exists.
“We are already used to our President not knowing what is going on in the country even though as President the buck stops on his table.
“The President may have been deceived by the intelligence reports from his field men who continues to indulge in propaganda of claiming that the sect has been defeated even when the situation is worsening with banditry and kidnapping spreading all over the states.
“Nothing exposes the President’s insensitivity and distance from the reality and from the people like his shock that Boko haram still exists.
“But what do we expect when the President’s chief security Adviser are in loggerhead with the President’s number one aide, your guess will be as good as mine on why this administration cannot move this nation forward”, he said.
Secondus maintained that the country is in a very bad shape with the populace groaning in pains, while the government response is heaping of further pains on them.

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