The Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday, advised President Muhammadu Buhari to speak up on reports that Chadian President Idris Deby, personally led his country’s troops recently to decimate scores of Boko Haram and ISWAP insurgents while freeing Nigerian soldiers held captive by terrorists in northern part of Borno state.
PDP said it is occasioned by questions among Nigerians regarding the commitment and capacity of President Buhari as Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces to lead the fight against terrorism in the land.
According to a statement signed by spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP expressed worry over what it called the the silence of President Buhari who, as Commander-in-Chief, “had promised to lead from the front,” over the personal effort of his Chadian counterpart.
The statement said, “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 citizen 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 party commends and immensely values the sacrifices by our gallant troops who are risking their lives on harm’s way to safeguard our nation against the insurgents despite the daunting challenges they confront daily.”
President Deby was shown in pictures, decked in military attires last week in a troop offensive that culminated in the elimination of top Boko Haram commanders and over 100 trrrorists and recovery of a cache of arms recently.
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