The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari’s handling of the nation’s insecurity, saying nobody takes Buhari seriously not even the service chiefs.
Abaribe stated this on Wednesday during an interview on a national private television programme.
“Why would we take him (President Muhammadu Buhari) seriously? Just the day after he had said we would no longer accept all these kidnappings, this would be the last, they kidnapped the last day,” he said.
“And those people are still there; those innocent Nigerians are still in captivity up till now. He always makes a statement. Every time these things happen, nothing happens. So, it is obvious nobody takes him seriously with that. Even the military chiefs, I don’t think they bother themselves.
“This is about the umpteenth time that we are hearing the President giving a marching order. Throughout the Buratai time as the Chief of Army Staff, he was always giving marching orders so he has given just another one.”.
And corroborating Abaribe’s argument, just a day after President Buhari instructed service chiefs to be ruthless with bandits before leaving for medical reason to London, eight people were reported killed and four others injured by bandits in separate attacks in Chikun, Giwa and Kajuru local government areas of Kaduna State.
Confirming the incident on Wednesday via a statement, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said armed bandits shot at the vehicle at Kan Hawa Zankoro, near Ungwan Yako in Chikun Local Government Area, which forced the vehicle to somersault, leading to the deaths of six persons, and leaving four others injured.
In another incident, armed bandits attacked locals at Iburu village in Kajuru LGA, and killed one person.
Furthermore, armed bandits invaded Hayin Kanwa village of Fatika district in Giwa Local Government Area, and shot one Alhaji Sule, a businessman in the area to death, after he resisted their attempts to kidnap him.
Kaduna has been experiencing series of attacks by gunmen suspected to be bandits recently.
Nigeria has been experiencing a series of security threats ranging from terrorism, banditry, militancy, cultism among others in several parts of the country.
The country has been battling terrorism for more than a decade, a situation that has led to the death of 36,000 people and the displacement of hundreds of thousands in the northeast.