By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to restructure the entire security architecture of Nigeria, saying that it is the only measure to effectively address the insecurity in the country, including the recent killing of scores of people in Plateau state.
In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of APGA, Henry Okolie-Aboh, the party while condemning the orgy of killings in Plateau and other states in the North Central, also commiserated with the families of the victims, urging the repose of the souls of the victims.
“The party wishes once again to remind the federal government that one of its major constitutional responsibilities is the protection of lives and properties.
“Therefore, it should get the Police in particular and other security Agencies in general, to do their work by maintaining law and order and stop the criminal, incessant and wanton loss of precious lives and destructions of properties.
“The party views the killings in Plateau State as one too many to recount, because of the activities of some unscrupulous elements, including brigands and arsonists who have decided to turn the state into a slaughter slab, a killing field and a huge cauldron”, the statement reads in part.
While describing the killings as barbaric, callous and dastardly, the party also expressed worry about the spate of killings across other states included: Benue, Taraba, Nassarawa, Kogi, Borno, Zamfara and Adamawa, which it said makes the entire country look very insecure and lawless.
“With deep sense of loss and sadness, APGA totally condemns the latest spate of killings in Plateau State in which defenceless children,
pregnant women and a huge number of other villagers lost their lives in cold blood.
“The party empathises as well as commiserates with the government and people of Plateau State, espcially they families that lost their dear ones”, the statement added.