PDP Calls For A Rejig Of Nigeria’s Security Set Up, Says Repeated Attacks On Zulum Exposes Security Compromise, Lapses
Following the fresh attack on the convoy of the Borno State Governor Baba Gana Zulum by insurgents, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called on the Federal Government to rejig the security set up of the country.
The party decribed the attacks as an one that has reinforced apprehensions of security compromises and lapses.
The party made the call in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Sunday.
According to Ologbondiyan, the repeated attack on the governor as well as the rising wave of terrorist attacks reinforce apprehensions of security compromises and lapses, which underpin the necessity to immediately rejig the nation’s security apparatchik.
He said, “This is particularly with Governor Zulum’s insistence that the security architecture in the North East axis is being compromised.
“Our party is alarmed by the frightening situation where insurgents now have the temerity of repeated attacks on the armed convoy of a state governor, which highlights the nightmare being witnessed by ordinary compatriots, as soft targets, in various troubled areas across our dear nation.
“The PDP restates our call to President Muhammadu Buhari to heed the call by well-meaning Nigerians, including the two chambers of the National Assembly, to immediately rejig the nation’s security apparatchik by replacing his Service Chiefs with fresh hands to effectively confront the security challenges facing our nation.
“Our party commiserates with Governor Zulum as well as the families of the victims of these incessant attacks and urged the governor not to be deterred.
“The PDP also salutes the gallantry of our troops fighting in the fronts despite all odds and urged Nigerians to remain prayerful and alert at this trying time.”