The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has again insisted on state and community policy, following the unabated insecurity ravaging the nation.
Lamenting the Tuesday night’s massacre of no fewer than 30 compatriots in simultaneous bandit attacks on four villages in two local government areas of Zamfara state, the party expressed concern that bandits and terrorist elements are now holding the nation to ransom.
The party, which also bemoans the killing of a staff as well as abduction of unknown number of students of Greenfield University in Kaduna state, the same Tuesday night, pointed out that the situation is getting worse due to the manifest lack of commitment by the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to decisively confront the situation and secure the country.
This was contained in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan which was made available to newsmen in Abuja ,stating that, “today, under President Muhammadu Buhari, our nation has become an expansive killing field where bandits, terrorist, kidnappers and invaders are having a field day despoiling our communities and killing our compatriots.
The statement read in bits; “This is completely unacceptable!
“Our party recalls that we had advised President Buhari to conduct a holistic rejigging of our national security architecture but Mr. President only replaced the faces of the service chiefs, without any attention to serious operational issues, as if the replacement of commanders were the exclusive magic wand for the security challenges facing our nation.
“In the same vein, our party had demanded for the decentralization of the police structure in a manner that will allow for effective state and community policing in the country.
“Rather than implement such, the Buhari presidency as well as the APC are toying with constabulary system of policing even when it is clear that such cannot be a direct response to the level of banditry and insecurity pervading our nation today.”
The PDP noted that the situation in the nation today has become too critical and demanding a surgical approach, including amendment to the constitution and other statutes that will allow for an effective community police system.
“It is clear to all, that no matter the number of the Inspector Generals that are replaced, the policing structure of our nation will remain ineffective if left under the prevailing statutory framework,” the party said.
The PDP, has, however, charged President Buhari to wake up from slumber, stop his unnecessary rhetoric, blame games and lame marching orders and take bold steps to rejig the national security architecture to guarantee the protection of lives and property in the country.
“Our party holds that President Buhari, as the commander-in-chief, who promised to lead from the front, cannot be sleeping on duty or having penchant for overseas trips when our nation is on the edge,” the party said.