PDP: US Rescue Operation Confirms Bukhari’s Incompetence

Posted by on Nov 1, 2020, Under: News

PDP: US Rescue Operation Confirms Bukhari’s Incompetence

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) said yesterday that a swift US operation to rescue its small town taken hostage by bandits on Nigerian soil reaffirmed that Bukhari’s presidency can neither guarantee the country’s territorial integrity nor arrest her. the wave of insecurity that rages across the country under his control.

The party described the situation in which the United States “had to come to our territory to provide assistance as an international embarrassment and shows how low the Bukhari presidency has fallen in its failure to ensure the safety of life and property in our country.”

US citizen Philip Nathan Walton was kidnapped a few weeks ago at the Republic of Niger / Nigeria border after his $ 40 offer failed to convince his kidnappers.

In a statement signed by its representative Cola Ologbondiyan, the NDP noted that “the fact that under President Muhammad Bukhari, bandits and kidnappers from neighboring countries now freely enter our country to use our land as detention camps demonstrates once again that the failure of his administration to defend our national borders and territorial integrity.

“It also shows that, contrary to the statements of the Bukhari administration, some parts of our country are still under the control of bandits and rebels.

“It is truly discouraging that under our commander-in-chief, a general who constantly promised to lead from the front, it took a foreign state to come to our land to save its citizens, while hordes of our citizens will be detained”, tortured and killed in their lairs various kidnappers and insurgents in different parts of our country. “

This is despite the NDP saying it recalled “that in early April, Nigeria was equally embarrassed by reports of Chadian President Idris Deby personally leading his troops to defeat the rebels and liberate Nigerian territories and held soldiers. imprisoned by terrorists in northern Borno state, while our leaders retreat to the safe and comfortable Aso presidential villa. “

He continued: “The fact that other countries with competent and decisive leadership have succeeded in ousting and defeating the bandits on our land underscores the incompetence, lack of honesty and lack of willpower on the part of the Bukhari administration to effectively protect the population. our nation.

“The actions of these countries on our land show only that the bandits, vandals, kidnappers, rebels are not invincible, but they were allowed to seize power over our country because of the failures of the Bukhari administration.

“Such setbacks have put our country in the rank of the third country with the highest level of terrorism after Iran and Afghanistan, according to the Global Terrorism Index 2019 of the Institute of Economics and Peace IEP.

Our party believes that the latest experience will force President Bukhari to comply with a widespread demand from Nigerians to rethink their security architecture and replace their chiefs of services with more competent professionals to effectively address insecurity. what is facing our country.

“However, our party highly values ​​and appreciates the courage and sacrifices of our brave soldiers, who risk their lives at the front on a daily basis to protect our country from insurgents, despite the challenges they face.

“The NDP also accuses all Nigerians of being vigilant and continuing to pray for our country during this difficult time.”

Source: – Vanguard