PDP condemns attack on Borno governor, seeks change of service chiefs, others

By Valentine Amanze

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned Friday’s fresh attack on the convoy of Borno State Governor, Baba Gana Zulum, by insurgents resulting in the killing of security operatives attached to the governor.

It also said that the repeated attack on the governor and the rising wave of terrorist attacks reinforced apprehensions of security
compromise and lapses, while calling for the immediate
rejig of the nation’s security apparatchik.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the nation’s main opposition party concurred with the governor’s allegation that the North-East security architecture axis was being compromised.

“Our party is alarmed by the frightening situation where insurgents now
have the temerity of repeated attacks on the armed convoy of a state governor, which highlights the nightmare being witnessed by ordinary compatriots, as soft targets, in various troubled areas across our dear nation,” it stated.

The PDP also restated its appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to heed the call by Nigerians, including the two chambers of the National
Assembly, to immediately rejig the nation’s security apparatchik by
replacing his Service Chiefs with fresh hands to effectively confront the security challenges facing the nation.

The main opposition party, however, commiserated with Governor Zulum as well as the families of the victims of the attacks and urged the governor not to be deterred.

Besides, the party saluted the gallantry of the troops fighting in the fronts despite all odds and urged Nigerians to remain prayerful and alert.

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