- Former APC chieftain, Comrade Timi Frank has stated that corruption is responsible for kidnapping, banditry in some parts of northern Nigeria
- He warned that the increasing level of insecurity in the country would set the country on fire if it is not addressed
- Comrade Frank also called for the sack of the country's Service Chiefs
Former deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has stated that corruption is responsible for kidnapping, banditry in some parts of northern Nigeria.
Comrade Frank in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Sunday, April 7, opined that the mindless looting of public funds that has so far characterised the current administration is directly responsible for persistent insecurity in the country.
He lamented that the president has woefully failed to protect Nigerians and demanded that the current “tired and incompetent heads of security agencies and Service Chiefs be sacked.”
He said he believes, “no serious government will keep incompetent Service Chiefs if the president himself is not personally benefiting from their cluelessness.”
He added that if Buhari’s government is to be judged by the level of insecurity in the country, failure would be an under statement in describing the current administration.
According to him, no government has approved such humongous amount of fund to tackle insecurity in the history of Nigeria without noticeable improvement in the security of the country as is presently the case.
“The only achievement we have seen through the current military administration is propaganda and fake news to defend their looting,” he added.
He warned that the increasing level of insecurity in the country would set the country on fire if it is not addressed
He, however, called on the international community to urgently come to the aid of Nigerians security-wise to prevent the growing humanitarian situation in the country from getting out of hand, adding that, “the present administration has lost the capacity and will to protect the people.”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has reiterated its commitment to support the Nigeria Police, DSS and other security agencies with real time geospatial and imagery intelligence whilst making available its air assets for the conduct of tactical air support missions and increasing the frequency of air reconnaissance along the Abuja-Kaduna Highway and Kaduna-Birnin Gwari axis.
This is part of inter-agency cooperation to address security challenges in the country, especially the issue of kidnapping and armed banditry along the route.
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar, disclosed this on Wednesday, April 3, while playing host to the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, and the Director General DSS, Yusuf Bichi, at Headquarters NAF, Abuja.
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