President Muhammadu Buhari has been told by Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, to admit his failure in the area of security instead of blaming late Libya ruler, Muammar Gaddafi for Nigeria’s security challenges.
This is contained in a statement released by Kola Ologbondinya, PDP’s spokesman on Thursday.
He wrote, “For Buhari to have ran to Archbishop Justin Welby to declare that the insurgents and marauders pillaging the people are fighters from late Muammah Gaddafi’s Libya confirmed the position of Nigerians that President Buhari was incapable of handling the security challenges of our nation”.
PDP also recalled that “in November 2017, President Buhari had informed the Nigerian community in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire that Gaddafi’s fighters were responsible for the escalation of Boko Haram insurgency.
“This time, Mr. President has revealed that the killer-herdsmen ravaging our nation and killing our people are from Libya”.
The opposition party wondered, “if the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government knew all these that the marauders and insurgents are invaders, why is he engaging them in dialogue, reportedly paying ransoms and even considering the amnesty option for them.”