- Ologbondiyan faults the claim of security chiefs.
- SERAP says Nigerians don’t feel secure.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said President Muhammadu Buhari needed to urgently overhaul his security strategies for the nation.
The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan made the call in an interview with Punch in Abuja.
Recall that the security chiefs early in the week had said that the strategies adopted in fighting insecurity is working.
Ologbondiyan faulted the claim of security chiefs that stating that the rate of killings, banditry, kidnappings and other violent crimes had escalated.
“A few days ago, bandits killed many people in one of the northern states. Kidnappings are still going on.
“The service chiefs’ claim that their strategies are working is not true. Nigerians know the truth whether security has improved or not.”
He further stated that Nigerians are not satisfied with the level of insecurity in the country currently.
“As we have always said, President Buhari needs to rejig his security strategies/architecture.”
Also speaking The National Publicity Secretary of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Uche Achi-Okpaga, disagreed with the service chiefs, saying bandits are still pulverising farms and villages, killing people.
“So, what strategy is working? What strategy is working when the Federal Government released millions of dollars for the acquisition of weapons to fight insurgency but scores of soldiers are being killed with superior weapons by the insurgents?
“We have seen them in different videos in circulation where those who apparently complained and were termed dissident soldiers were court-martialled and sentenced to imprisonments and death, depending on the charges preferred against them. I think the service chiefs are merely scheming to be retained.”
SERAP’s Executive Director, Adetokunbo Mumuni, corroborated the views of the duo, adding that Nigerians would evidently if the strategies were working and need not be told.
“I don’t know what the assertion of the service chiefs means. If security strategies have been put in place and they are working, it is for all of us to see and notice that they are working.
“Nigerians don’t feel secure. The President should rejig his security team so that the proper people, who can do this work effectively and conscientiously, can be brought in.”