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‘Nigerians want concrete action on insecurity not sympathy,’ Afenifere tells Buhari



The apex Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, on Monday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to wake up to his responsibility of protecting Nigerians from terrorists and other criminals in the country.

The group’s publicity secretary, Jare Ajayi, who made the call in a statement, expressed doubt if Buhari was actually aware of the security challenges in different parts of the country.

Nigeria has been beset with security challenges orchestrated by bandits, armed herdsmen and Boko Haram insurgents in many parts of the country.

Afenifere expressed disappointment over Buhari’s lack of leadership in the face of the rising security challenges.

The statement read: “Unfortunately, we have not seen veritable indications that the C-in-C is aware of the enormity of the situation or is putting up any strategy to arrest it.

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“It would be recalled that within two weeks, there have been about three kidnappings in Ogbomoso in Oyo State leading to the death of some victims, beheading of five people in the South-East, abduction of people in Katsina, Kaduna, Nasarawa and Niger, killing and abduction of about 15 people including Indian expatriates in Kogi State and abductions of some chiefs in Akoko area of Ondo State, etc., all within days in the country.

“These are in addition to several of such dastardly acts that have been happening in different parts of the country with increasing ferocity.

“What Nigerians expect from the government is not sympathy but actions — actions that will put a total end to the nightmare, indeed life-terminating experiences they are going through presently.

“Equally important, President Muhammadu Buhari needs to come out and let perpetrators of terrorism and kidnapping know that he has had enough.

“He should let them realise that the pact he signed with Nigerians was not to come and see to the serial termination of their lives but to ensure their security, improve their welfare and move the nation to a desirable next level.

“Unfortunately, the president has not been able to deliver on any of the desirables. He only brought to the nation the negatives which were far from the expectation of anybody.”

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