The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the recent rescue mission carried out by the American Army in the Northern region of Nigeria.
PDP in a statement released on Sunday held that the move by the American army to rescue its citizen in Nigeria only confirmed again the level of incompetence of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Further describing the rescue mission as an international embarrassment PDP, further held that the Buhari administration had failed to guarantee the safety of lives and properties of Nigerians.
"The swift operation by the @WhiteHouse to rescue her citizen held hostage by bandits on Nigerian soil has further confirmed that the @MBuhari Presidency can neither secure the territorial integrity of our nation nor arrest the wave of insecurity ravaging our country under its inept watch.
"The party describes the situation where the @WhiteHouse had to come on our soil to pull a rescue, as an international embarrassment and shows how low the @MBuhari Presidency had fallen in its failure to guarantee the safety of lives and property in our country.
"Moreover, the fact that under President@MBuhari, bandits and abductors from neighboring countries now freely cross into our nation to use our soil as detention camps further shows the failure of his administration to secure our national borders and territorial integrity.
"It also shows that contrary to claims by the @MBuhari administration, parts of our country are still under the control of bandits and insurgents.
"It is indeed grossly disconcerting that under our Commander-in-Chief, a general, who had consistently promised to lead from the front, it took a foreign country to come on our soil to rescue their citizen, while hordes of our citizens are reportedly being held tortured and killed in various kidnappers' and insurgents' dens in various parts of our nation.
"Our party recalls that earlier in April, Nigeria was equally embarrassed by reports of how the Chadian President Idris Deby, personally led his troops to rout out insurgents and freed Nigerian territories and soldiers held captive by terrorists in northern part of Borno state, while our leaders recede into the safety and comfort of Aso Presidential Villa.
"The fact that other countries with competent and determined leadership have successfully dislodged and vanquished bandits on our soil highlight the incompetence, lack of honesty and want of will power on the part of the @MBuhari administration to effectively secure our nation.
"The exploits of these countries on our soil only go to show that the bandits, vandals, kidnappers, insurgents are not invincible but have been allowed to take hold of our nation due to the failures of the @MBuhari administration.
"Such failures had dragged our nation down to rank as the third country with the highest level of terrorism, after Iran and Afghanistan, according to 2019 Global Terrorism Index rating by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).
"Our party believes that the latest experience will compel Pres. @MBuhari to accede to widespread demand by Nigerians to rejig his security architecture as well as replace his service chiefs with more competent hands to effectively tackle insecurity challenge facing our country.
"Nevertheless, our party commends and immensely values the courage and sacrifices of our gallant troops who are daily risking their lives in the front to safeguard our nation against the insurgents despite the challenges they face," the statement by PDP read.
US Rescue Operation Again Confirms Buhari’s Incompetence, Says PDP— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) November 1, 2020
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