- Senator Abaribe has berated President Buhari over the rising security crisis in various parts of Nigeria
- The Senate minority leader said the president has continued to give marching orders with no positive results
- Abaribe alleged that nobody, including the service chief, takes the president seriously again
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the minority leader of the Senate, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over his handling of the nation’s security challenges.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s chieftain claimed during an interview on Channels TV on Wednesday, March 31, that nobody takes the president seriously, not even the service chiefs.
Abaribe noted that kidnappers struck again just a day after the president said he would no longer tolerate the criminal activities.
“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.
“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.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari ordered the service chiefs and other security and intelligence coordinators of the nation to mark bandits, kidnappers and their sponsors and take them out.
The National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-General Babagana Monguno, disclosed this after a security meeting, chaired by the Nigerian president in the State House, Abuja.
The president also warned the security chiefs that a situation where criminals dictate the pace of security events in the country should be ended immediately, ordering them to be proactive.