PDP asks Buhari to deal with Zamfara schoolgirls’ abduction

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) asked President Muhammadu Buhari to deal decisively with what it called the c “escalated scourge” of kidnapping

National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement said the terrifying spate of abduction and acts of terrorism in the country underscored concerns that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its administration have become bereft of solutions to the security challenge.

The party called for an immediate full-scale investigation into the Jangebe school girls abduction.

It said: “Only last week, gunmen had a field day invading communities after communities in Niger State, killing and maiming our compatriots after which they descended on Government Secondary School, Kagara where they killed a student and abducted 40 others alongside their teachers.

“In December, just two months ago, the nation was jolted when gunmen invaded President Buhari’s home state, Katsina, at the time he was holidaying in the state and abducted over 600 students of the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara.

“Indeed, our party weeps over the unfortunate situation that our nation is being plunged into by the incompetent, deceptive and uncoordinated APC and its administration that not only caused the escalation of acts of terrorism in our country but also failed to run an effective command structure to secure the nation.”

The statement recalled that the PDP had earlier alerted “of a link between the APC and the outlaws,” adding, “It is unpardonable that the APC has failed to stop their bandits, who they brought from neighbouring countries to help them muscle the 2019 election. Instead, they had allowed them to continue to invade our communities and wreak havoc on our people.”

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