- A former minister Solomon Dalung has lamented the failure of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Nigeria
- According to him, the party had not fulfilled its promise to Nigerians
- Going further, he said the situation is so terrible that travellers have to pray before embarking on any journey
In what will come as a surprise to many Nigerians, a former minister and a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has passed a verdict on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Solomon Dalung, the APC has failed Nigerians.
The Cable reports that he disclosed this while speaking in an interview with the Hausa section of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
He added that the government has not fulfilled its promises to Nigerians.
Dalung, who lamented the high rate of insecurity in the north, said travelling nowadays requires fasting and prayers.
“In the north, if you are a Muslim and you want to travel, you must pray, fast for days before embarking on the journey. If you are Christian and you want to travel, you must fast and pray for days before you travel.
“Even if the journey is successful, you will still go to the hospital because of high blood pressure arising from fear during the journey. We have never experienced this kind of situation. Imagine in the north, before you go to your farm, you will have to pay gunmen to allow you farm. If you want to harvest your farm produced, you will still have to pay gunmen before they allow you to harvest."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Sheikh Abubakar Ahmad Gumi a Kaduna-based Islamic cleric who travelled to the hinterlands of northern Nigeria on a campaign to pacify herdsmen, came out recently to make powerful revelations on the security issues.
Gumi, in an interview with Daily Trust on Saturday, January 23, said that from his study and conversation with these supposed criminals, he discovered that most of them were actually victims of military incursions and crimes they are now into: kidnap, maiming and even banditry.
The famous Islamic scholar said most of the herdsmen were pushed to the forest due to the government's alleged reluctance to deal with deteriorating security in the region, and in order to protect themselves, became criminals themselves.
In another development, Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara had threatened to expose Nigerian politicians who are happy over the activities of bandits in his state.
Matawalle, who spoke on Thursday, January 21, said armed criminals always attack citizens whenever he is out of the state.
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