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PDP says President Buhari abandoned his responsibilities, leaving bandits to overrun communities

President Muhammadu Buhari

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a statement today berated President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly abandoning his responsibilities.

It is completely unacceptable for President Buhari to “abandon his responsibilities as the Commander-In-Chief,” to pursue “unexplained private matters abroad,” while bandits, marauders and insurgents seize, maim, kidnap and kill in Nigeria,” Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP spokesman, said.

According to the PDP, Buhari must end his illegal private visit to the United Kingdom and immediately return home to address the deteriorating security challenges in Nigeria.

“President Buhari’s inattention has emboldened insurgents and bandits to continue to over-run communities, unleash mayhem and bloodletting on citizens in Borno, Zamfara, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, Taraba, Kaduna, Benue, Kogi and other states of the federation, including Buhari’s home state, Katsina.

“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.”

“Within this period, marauders invaded communities in Adamawa and killed no fewer than 26 innocent Nigerians; many more have been killed in Borno, Taraba, Benue and Zamfara states, where bandits also reportedly attacked Government Girls Secondary School, Moriki, and kidnapped some school girls.

“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.”

The Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, had few days ago stated that over 70% of the killings and kidnappings from January – April 2019 happened in Northern Nigeria.

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