The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to emulate Chadian President, Idriss Deby, who personally led his troops to attack the Boko Haram insurgents, and freed Nigerian territories in Borno State.
Recall, that the Chadians troops had on Saturday, launched an offensive against the insurgents in the Goje-Chadian area of Sambisa forest, a stronghold of Boko Haram.
The operation, led by Chadian President, lasted for hours, with the Soldiers clearing the insurgents off the area.
The opposition PDP reacting, said that its call is predicated on the fact that this development is already triggering questions among Nigerians, regarding the commitment and capacity of Mr. President, as Commander-in-Chief, to lead the fight against insurgency in the country.
“The PDP is worried that the silence of President Buhari, who as Commander-in-Chief, had promised to lead from the front, is ominous, and has opened our Security apparatchik to a plethora of innuendos, claims and counter-claims in the public space.
“Our party is worried that Mr. President has chosen silence at a time when again, he needs to stand up and take action, to assure our citizens of their safety, as well as efforts being made by his administration against the insurgent.
“The PDP urges the Buhari Presidency to learn from President Deby, and show commitment in the fight against terrorism beyond speeches and empty Press statements from the comfort of the Aso Villa”, the statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan, read.
The party, however, commended the sacrifices by Nigeria’s gallant troops who are risking their lives to safeguard the nation against the insurgents, despite the daunting challenges they confront daily.
The PDP advised Nigerians to remain vigilant, and continue to pray for our nation at this trying time.