- An APC chieftain says his party at all levels have failed to secure Nigerians
- Salihu Tanko Yakasai, a media aide to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, made the comment on his social media page
- Yakassai has been an avid critic of the Buhari-led administration and was once suspended for criticising the government
The special adviser on media to the Kano state governor, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government has failed Nigerians in terms of securing the lives and properties of the citizens.
Yakassai, an APC chieftain, but an avid critic of the Buhari administration, took the government to the cleaners after new reports of students kidnapped by bandits in Zamfara state.
He wrote on Twitter:
“Clearly, we as APC government, at all levels, have failed Nigerians in the number one duty we were elected to do which is to secure lives &andproperties. Not a single day goes by without some sort of insecurity in this land. This is a shame! Deal with terrorists decisively or resign.’’
In a follow-up tweet, he wrote:
“Each time another tragedy happens, we lament, condemn, create a hashtag, the government pretends to do something, no concrete steps to prevent reoccurrence, and then we repeat the process. To what end? Where are those saddled with the responsibility?
“Just last week it was #freekagaraboys, today we have a new hashtag #RescueJangebeGirls, who knows tomorrow what hashtag we will come up with? Perhaps one for ourselves when we get caught up in one of these daring attacks. This is sad and heartbreaking, I feel helpless and hopeless.’’
Legit.ng had earlier reported that bandits kidnapped some students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara local government area of Zamfara state in the early hours of Friday, February 26.
The incident happened at Kawaye village weeks after the Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara commenced peace talks with the criminal gangs.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, on Tuesday, February 23 declared that the ultimate agenda of armed bandits kidnapping people in northern Nigeria is to destroy the country.
Chairman of NGF and governor of Ekiti state, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, made the statement during some governors' solidarity visit to Niger governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, in Minna over the recent abductions in the state by the armed criminals.
Governor Fayemi stated that what is happening in the northern part of the country is terrorism, adding that there was no other term to describe the constant acts of banditry and kidnapping recorded in the north.
Similarly, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state, has lamented that Nigeria is currently facing a crisis triggered by mounting insecurity.
Tinubu made the comment at the 8th Day Firdaus Prayer of the first civilian governor of Lagos, Late Alhaji Lateef Aremu Jakande, held on Friday, February 19 in the state.
According to Tinubu, the country is experiencing kidnapping, banditry, and all other forms of social vices which are indices of crisis-ridden society.
Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent at Legit.ng. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at email@example.com.