- Maigari Dingyadi says it is practically impossible for Buhari to pay condolence visits to states and families affected by insecurity
- According to him, once the president sends a delegation, that is the same thing s if he was present there
- Meanwhile, he said that the security operatives in the country are working tirelessly to checkmate the activities of bandits
President Muhammadu Buhari has been absolved of blame for not personally visiting states and families after Boko Haram members or bandits wreck destruction on innocent families.
According to the minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, it is practically impossible for Buhari to pay condolence visits to states and families affected by insecurity.
Daily Trust reports that he disclosed this in an interview with BBC Hausa.
He was reported to have said that it is not possible for Buhari, as a president to visit all the places due to nature of his job and the occurrences of the attacks.
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Dingyadi was quoted to have said:
“These attacks are happening almost on a daily basis and is not possible for the president to visit all the places for condolences. And if you send a delegation, it is as if you were there, is all the same.”
Going further, the minister also said that the security operatives in the country are working tirelessly to checkmate the activities of bandits.
Meanwhile, a member of the State House of Assembly representing Sabon Birni, Aminu Boza said sending delegation is not what they want from the president, rather they want action.
“Of course president Buhari’s entourage has come to meet us, but that is not what we want. What we want presently is action. In my local government area, hundreds of people have been killed but yet the federal government has not taken any action.”
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Legit.ng also reported that in what will continue to sadden Nigerians a report has shown that no fewer than 3,125 innocent persons were killed and 2,703 abducted by bandits in northern Nigeria in the last 11 months.
The figures were obtained from the Nigeria Security Tracker, a project of the Council on Foreign Relations’ an American think tank.
It said the report was also complemented by quarterly reports released by the Kaduna state Government from January to September.