The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed worries over the responses of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar over the recent killing of some Nigerian soldiers.
The ruling party accused the PDP and Atiku of playing desperate politics to the level that the blood of Nigerian soldiers killed in Metele, Borno State, is considered as fair game for them.
The APC which stated this in a press statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, on Tuesday in Abuja, added that both the PDP and its presidential candidate have decided to dance on the graves of the slain soldiers.
“God forbid that the APC inherits and apply such morbid practice as brazenly displayed during the immediate-past PDP administration where funds allocated to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast were shared among PDP leaders and their cronies.
“It is clear that the PDP and its Presidential candidate, Alh. Atiku Abubakar, have decided to dance on the graves of our valiant and patriotic soldiers by politicising their deaths in the recent Boko Haram attack on the Nigerian Army Metele base.
“The PDP and Atiku are playing desperate politics where even the blood of our fallen heroes is fair game. Their actions are callous and insensitive to the families and dependants of the late soldiers and indeed our military which battles daily to ensure our territorial integrity.
“Nigerians see through PDP’s ploy to score political points as elections approach and it will surely backfire. While the APC mourns the death of our military and other security personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty, we urge them (soldiers) to remain focused on the brave task of securing the nation.
“The President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration remains solidly committed to bringing lasting peace and security to all parts of the country and ensuring that previously displaced persons are rehabilitated to resume their normal and productive lives,” the statement read.
Many Nigerian soldiers were allegedly killed in the attack by Boko Haram in Metele penultimate week.
In a video that went viral, some of the soldiers who purportedly survived the attack, had cried out to President Muhammadu Buhari to save them. They not only alleged being sent to confront the insurgent with outdated weapons but also decried poor treatment.
The video got many Nigerians including the PDP and its presidential candidate attacking the ruling APC.
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