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Auno Killings: Buhari abandoned Nigerians to insurgents, kidnappers – PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has declared that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration abandoned Nigerians, despite “the spiraled wave of killings, banditry and kidnapping, particularly the Sunday carnage in Auno, Borno state, by insurgents”.

In a statement signed on Tuesday, the PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondian, said the party described as alarming that all the Buhari Presidency can offer in the face of the killings of our citizens are condolence statements “with no decisive and significant action to track down the perpetrators and end insurgency in the country”.

“The PDP said it is disheartening that instead of settling down at home and attending to the worsened insecurity under his watch, Mr. President and his officials are busy globetrotting.

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“The party notes that in normal climes, with the situation in Auno, where insurgents viciously massacred our citizens, a concerned President would have immediately left everything, wherever he is, and return home in solidarity with our nation as well as the victims and lead from the front, in confronting the insurgents, in line with the demand of his office and the promise he made to Nigerians.

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“But no! All the Buhari Presidency could do is to issue statements of condemnation, without a corresponding decisive action; thereby leaving the citizens at the mercy of insurgents, marauders and kidnappers.

“Indeed, what Nigerians want from the Presidency is a significant action and not press releases full of empty claims and worthless assurances.

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“The PDP laments that despite the sustained killings, including the massacre of the last three weeks in Gamboru, Gwoza and Dikwa in Borno state, Tawari in Kogi state, Kulben in Plateau state, Gumni, in Zamfara as well as in Kaduna and Yobe states, the Buhari Presidency chose to continue to live in denial and self-praise, instead of taking any concrete action to end the carnage.

“It is shocking that in spite of the deteriorating situation, President Buhari has continued to shun demands by Nigerians including the National Assembly and other patriotic groups and individuals to rejig his security high command and inject new blood to effectively tackle the situation at hand.

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“Our party holds that the manifest poor handling of security challenges of the country, as further manifested in the inaction on the Auno killings, has further raised apprehensions that the Buhari Presidency has laid down its amour and has no solutions to offer.

“The PDP however commends the courage of our gallant troops in the front and urge Nigerians to keep hope alive and not despair in the face of the failures of the Buhari Presidency, which holds a trophy as the most incompetent, divisive and negligent administration, which had also abdicated its duty, in the history of our nation,” the statement noted.

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