One of the oldest serving House of Representatives Federal Lawmaker representing Chanchaga constituency from Niger State, Mohammed Umaru Bago in an interview with VOA Hausa Service said the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party he belongs to have woefully failed in the area of security.
According to him the life and property of Nigerians are no longer sacral and important as kidnappers, other militias in many parts of the country are having their field day, killing people on daily basis on the watchful eye of the government in power.
Bagu worried that the APC led government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari is not doing much to salvage the situation, or him (Buhari) is not having good advisers or listen to the advice they are telling him in the area of insecurity bedeviling the nation.
He said the Kaduna-Abuja highway is a nightmare to everyone plying the road as kidnappers for the past one week are killing people and kidnapping as many as they can without the government doing anything serious to save the situation.
“What is happening in this nation? Our killers will follow us in a broad daylight and kill us, kidnap our people at will and nothing is being done.
” President Buhari has failed Nigerians, APC is incompetent in this aspect.” He said
In the interview Bago was mindful to say that the issue of security is not about the party he belongs to, it’s about Nigeria and the people of the country as politics is an interest, a removable garment at will. But the life of every Nigeria is sacral that everybody should be concerned about either in APC or in any other party.
“Our killers don’t separate who they will kill. They kidnapped both people either in APC, PDP, or any other party, and this all Nigerians that our leaders have sworn an oath to protect.” Bago lamented.
He continued to say that good security keeps Muhammadu Buhari, all politicians in power including himself.
“Without good security me that I’m talking to you I wouldn’t have live to see today talk more of becoming a lawmaker.” He said
He also said the invitation of service chiefs is meaningless, as Buhari is the chief security Man and he should be invited to explain to Nigerians the incessant killings of innocent Nigerians on daily basis.
According to him, the government has shown a sign of incompetence and by failing to curb the high level of insecurity in the length and width of the nation.