- The opposition party has called for the restructuring of Nigeria's security architecture to end the killings across states of the country
- The PDP said Nigeria cannot afford to continue to be a large funeral parlour where citizens have to contend daily with the fear and pain of death
- According to the PDP, no decisive steps have been taken to prosecute the perpetrators of mass killings that took place in various states across Nigeria
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday, January 5, advised President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig Nigeria's security architecture in order to bring the wanton killing and bloodletting in the country to an end.
The PDP said the president should know that Nigeria cannot afford to continue to be a large funeral parlour where citizens have to contend daily with the fear and pain of death.
Condemning the killing of about 23 innocent Nigerians by marauders in Tawari community in Kogi state, the national publicity secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan said Buhari must inject new blood into the security system.
Ologbondiyan while stating that the killing is completely unacceptable said the killing in the community points to the government’s direct negligence to its primary duty to protect the people.
“The PDP blames the unabated killing and violence in various parts of the country on security lapses under the present administration as well as the manifest failure of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to decisively track down and prosecute killers and perpetrators of violence in our country," Ologbondiyan said in a statement.
He further said that the PDP recalls that no decisive steps have been taken to prosecute the perpetrators of mass killings that shook our nation in Benue, Kaduna, Katsina, Bauchi, Taraba, Yobe, Zamfara, Kano, Niger, Rivers, Ebonyi, Abia and of course Kogi state, under the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration.
“It is indeed disheartening that the APC administration is now trying to reduce the functions of the office of the Commander-in-Chief of our nation to issuing press releases and condolences message each time marauders invade communities and massacre defenceless compatriots, instead of tracking down and dealing with the perpetrators."
“Such failures by government embolden killers, insurgents, marauders and kidnappers who have now virtually taken over our highways and holding citizens hostage in their homes, forests and caves,” the PDP said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that 19 people were reportedly killed in Tawari community Kogi local government area of Kogi state.
It was gathered that the gunmen also set ablaze some buildings, including the palace of the king of the community.
The Kogi state police public relations officer, Williams Anya, said that a police assessment team had visited the community and that many buildings, including places of worship, had been burnt.
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