Nigeria’s insecurity: APC unwilling to defeat kidnappers, terrorists – Adegboruwa

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Human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa has lambasted the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the insecurity in Nigeria.

On Wednesday, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) maintained all is not well with the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

In a statement titled ‘APC and the hypocrisy of governance’, he said the primary purpose of government, as in Section 14(2) of the Constitution, is the security and welfare of the people.

Adegboruwa declared that the authorities have failed woefully going by the spate of abductions and murders.

He said the experience of the Methodist Church of Nigeria Prelate, Samuel Kanu, in the hands of kidnappers has exposed the government’s incompetence.

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“Contrary to the barefaced propaganda of government, ransom was paid in an environment manned by soldiers.

“The sum of N100 million was paid to the kidnappers in cash in five Ghana-must-go bags signifying the audacity and confidence of the kidnappers.

“We cannot continue to live in denial of the obvious failure or unwillingness of government to go after the kidnappers and terrorists”, the lawyer stressed.

He echoed the Prelate’s information that his abductors were not Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) members, contrary to narratives.

Adegboruwa said despite the heinous acts being perpetrated by some IPOB fighters, crime is not limited to tribe or a particular section of the country.

The SAN charged the government to combat criminality rather than spinning falsehood that victims do not pay ransom or that the insecurity in the South-East is traceable to IPOB alone.

“There is no way criminals can overrun any government if there is willingness to tackle them headlong”, the statement added.

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