PDP condemns attack on Zulum, restates call to rejig security


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Sunday, condemned Friday’s fresh attack on the convoy of Borno state Governor, BabaGana Zulum, by suspected members of Boko Haram Terrorists/ Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) resulting in the killing of security operatives attached to the governor.

In a statement, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the repeated attacks on the governor as well as the rising waves of terrorists’ attacks reinforced apprehensions of security compromises and lapses, which underpinned the necessity to immediately rejig the nation’s security apparatchiks.

The party further stated that “this is particularly with Governor Zulum’s insistence that the security architecture in the North East axis is being compromised.”

“Our party is alarmed by the frightening situation where insurgents now have the temerity of repeated attacks on the armed convoy of a state governor, which highlights the nightmare being witnessed by ordinary compatriots, as soft targets, in various troubled areas across our dear nation,” the PDP said.

The party restated its call to President Muhammadu Buhari to heed the call by well-meaning Nigerians, including the two chambers of the National Assembly, to immediately rejig the nation’s security apparatchiks by replacing his Service Chiefs with fresh hands to effectively confront the security challenges facing our nation.

Ologbondiyan said: “Our party commiserates with Governor Zulum as well as the families of the victims of these incessant attacks and urges the governor not to be deterred.”

The PDP also saluted the “gallantry of our troops fighting in the fronts despite all odds” and urged Nigerians to “remain prayerful and alert at this trying time.”

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