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Nigeria’s Security Challenges Calls For Unorthodox Tactics – APC Govs

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apc-governors-488x300Governors of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have expressed concern over incessant killings of Nigerians by Boko Haram insurgents.

The governors, who made this known in a statement signed by Imo State governor and chairman of Progressive Governors Forum, Rochas Okorocha, said they were disturbed about the growing state of insecurity and the volatile nature of bus parks across the nation that seem to have become an attraction for the insurgents’ mass murder tactics.

The APC governors further dismissed the insurgents as blood thirsty group with no real purpose and no clear target.

The statement reads in part “Our heart and prayers go out to families affected by yet another senseless attack on innocent citizens.

“In just 17 days after the first bombing at Nyanya, Abuja that left over seventy people dead, and hundreds still battling to recover from their injuries, another bomb has gone off again, on a day that was meant to be peaceful.

“The ceaseless attacks have gone beyond keeping count of the number; there can be no justification for such wanton waste of lives and property that has no real purpose and no clear target. “The current state of affairs has left many citizens hopeless and wondering where the next target may be. “Never in the life time of this country have there been such incessant killings. However, we refused to be cowed by the antics of terrorists and their nebulous agenda.

“Government must provide genuine leadership, while the finger-pointing must stop. It is unhelpful for anyone to point the finger of blame every time there is a disaster – which is now very often. Government at all tiers must come together to assure Nigerians that we care for their security and are determined to do everything in our power to secure their lives and property.

“It is not a one-man task. As Progressive Governors, it is our view that the security challenges confronting Nigeria calls for unorthodox tactics. We demand that the on-going National Conference should now be devoted to discussing and finding solutions to our security challenges.

“May I, therefore, on behalf of the Progressive Governors Forum, restate our commitment to setup a Trust Fund in support of victims of terror. My colleagues and I will make our contributions to the fund known in due course”.

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  1. blink

    May 4, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    My gov.. I respect u cux u ave change my town bt I only don’t want u to use dis medium as an avenue or tactic for campaign… I beg of u … Join hand wit d gov to make solution and forget campaign…. D ppl u are suppose to protect are all explodin from d bomb od Boko Haram bcaus of politics….

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP

Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his nationwide broadcast over the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country.

Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.

He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Also Read: President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – Full text

Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.

The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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