The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has taken President Muhammadu Buhari to task over incessant bloodlettings taking place across the country. The party described as “sacrilegious and callous” the gruesome murder of two priests and worshippers at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Ukpor, Mbalom, in Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State.
“President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) Federal Government must live up to its basic responsibility of protection of lives and our national territorial integrity”, said the PDP’s statement signed by its national publicity secretary Kola Ologbondiyan.
The party said the “unabated killings in Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Kogi, Zamfara, Plateau, Bornu, Adamawa and other parts of the country …is unjustified”, while urging the Federal Government to take “decisive steps to stem the ugly trend”.
“Our citizens cannot continue to daily fall victims of attacks by marauders while the government fails to exert itself to guarantee their safety. We therefore urge our security agencies to take immediate steps towards apprehending the perpetrators and masterminds of this dastardly act and to ensure the safety of Nigerians, particularly in the troubled states.”