Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers State, on Tuesday said increasing insecurity in Nigeria shows the All Progressive Congress and President Muhammadu Buhari are failures.
Mr Wike said no amount of propaganda can solve current insecurity in the country while featuring on Channels TV on Tuesday.
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Berating the Buhari-led regime for failing to secure lives and properties in the country but engaging in propaganda, Mr Wike said the “government is not interested” in carrying out it primary constitutional duty.
“The issue of security is paramount in governance. And once a government cannot protect lives and property, that government has failed. There is no two ways about it. No propaganda can solve it,” Mr Wike said. “We have problem of kidnapping, banditry and cultism.
Now, is the government at the federal level willing to cooperate with state government to solve the problem?”
Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has however blamed the Nigerian media for reporting insecurity in the country like something new just to rubbish the incumbent government.
Though improving the security situation of the country was one of three campaign promises of Mr Buhari in the run up to the 2015 election which he won. Insecurity has since heightened since he assumed office in May 2015 with kidnapping, banditry and other vices taking a frightening trajectory in the country.
In the past five months, bandits have launched coordinated attacks on communities, killing and abducting school students in hundreds across Katsina, Niger and Zamfara State.