The All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) has condemned in strong terms the recent bomb blasts in Yobe State which claimed many lives and destroyed several property.
Statement signed by the party’s national publicity secretary, Emmanuel Eneukwu, and made available to LEADERSHIP WEEKEND, stated that the unfortunate development has raised the issue of the deteriorating security challenges in the country, which they observed, the federal government is yet to fully address.
“As a developing nation, we fail to see how sustainable development cannot take place in an atmosphere of insecurity. In the past six months, virtually no day passes without disturbing news of bombings and killings in different parts of our beloved country. Yesterday, it was Maiduguri, Bauchi or Jos, Today, it is Damaturu. Nobody is even sure of where it will be the day after tomorrow.
“Yet we have a federal government whose primary responsibility as clearly stated in the Constitution is to protect lives and property.
The statement further stated that as a political party, they are worried about the safety of Nigerians and friends of Nigeria residing in our country. “So far, our fellow citizens are living in fear which has adversely affected their pursuit for a better life and eroded their confidence in government. This unfortunate trend must stop and the time is now,” it read further.
The party called on the federal government to urgently explore and implement a visionary and holistic security strategy that would address the remote and immediate cause of this unfortunate state of affairs.