- Senator Anthony Adeniyi has blamed the festering insecurity in the country on over politicization
- The Ekiti state APC chieftain also lamented about the style of President Muhammadu Buhari in handling the issue
- The politician also decried the state of insecurity on major highways and schools in the country
Senator Anthony Adeniyi, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to change his style in addressing the insecurity situation in the country.
Adeniyi made the comment in an exclusive interview published in the Daily Sun newspapers on Sunday, May 16.
“I won’t condemn Buhari in respect of the security situation in the country. Yes, as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, the bulk stops on his table, and definitely, he will be held responsible for whatever has happened.
“So, he needs to buckle up because he has been keeping quiet on quite a good number of things. He has to change his style.”
Senator Adeniyi also lamented over the insecurity situation on major highways, schools in northern Nigeria, and the southeast region of the country.
“I like travelling by road. But now, anytime I am travelling on the road, my heart is always in my mouth. Today, every parent is always afraid that one day the kidnappers may go to schools to overrun them and kidnap the children.”
Meanwhile, a think-tank of Igbo intellectuals and professionals, Nzuko Umunna, on Tuesday, May 11 wrote an open letter seen by Legit.ng and addressed it to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru.
According to the group, the alleged shoot-on-sight order against Igbo youths to the soldiers in the southeast and south-south regions is a recipe for chaos.
The group noted that such an order amounts to a declaration of war on Ndigbo if it was true.
In a related development, the executive director of the Peering Advocacy and Advancement Centre in Africa, Ezenwa Nwagwu, has said the Nigerian military is struggling to contain insecurity in the country due to patronage and cronyism in their recruitment process.
Nwagwu made the comment during an exclusive interview with Legit.ng recently in Abuja, adding that the training process in the military has been altered so as to be weaker in force, content, or value.