The Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Monday asked the federal government to call the terrorists’ bluff by equipping security agencies in the country.
Afenifere in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan by its national publicity secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi, frowned at the way the federal government is presently handling the insecurity situation in Nigeria.
Specifically, Afenifere warned that the handling of security situation in Nigeria by the federal government for now is tantamount to ceding the country into the hands of terrorists.
“In view of the fact that government is expected to possess superior power in virtually everything than any other in a country, considering the fact that the primary responsibilities of the government are the provision of security and welfare for the people and considering the fact that the present administration has failed to provide either security or welfare for the people of Nigeria in recent times, one may not be wrong to state that President Buhari’s government greatly lost the confidence, trust and hope that were invested in it at inception. It is a pity,” it said.
The pan Yoruba organisation added: ” The manner insecurity issue is being handled is unfortunately lending credence to the views of those who are alleging that there could be a hidden agenda to this issue of banditry, kidnapping and terrorism, otherwise, the government would have been more decisive in the way it tackles the monster that is fast eroding the very essence of our being.”