PDP Seeks Defence Minister’s Sacking For Calling Nigerians Cowards, Asking Them To Fight Bandits, Terrorists

The Peoples Democratic Social gathering has described the assertion credited to the Minister of Defence, Main Basic Bashir Magashi (rtd), as reckless and pessimistic for calling Nigerians ‘cowards’ and asking them to defend themselves towards armed bandits and terrorists.
The PDP stated this in an announcement issued on Thursday by the Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

Ologbondiyan lambasted Magashi within the press launch and demanded his sacking for “abdicating his statutory duties in asking unarmed Nigerians to defend themselves towards armed aggression by bandits and terrorists.”
The get together stated the minister’s assertion, which it described additionally as irresponsible, is an endorsement that the administration of the President Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) has “surrendered to outlaws and has no willpower to combat them.”
The get together stated, “It’s unthinkable {that a} authorities would describe unarmed victims of armed aggression of terrorists and bandits as ‘cowards’ whereas those that have been elected and given the required assets to defend them recede within the consolation and security of their places of work in Abuja.
“Such disposition to safety; a statutory duty of presidency goes to validate apprehensions that our nation is certainly descending to a failed state underneath the Buhari Presidency, the place the federal government can now not carry out its duties whereas unarmed residents are left to confront bandits and warlords.
“Given the silence by the Buhari Presidency, our get together holds that the defeatist remark by the minister represents the disposition of President Muhammadu Buhari and his safety structure, and explains why the administration has remained complacent within the combat towards terrorism and banditry in our nation.

“Such an announcement by the Buhari administration, on the time it must be scaling up its safety methods to ensure the protection of all Nigerians, has been emboldening bandits, terrorists and kidnappers to escalate their acts, atrocities towards our compatriots.
“Furthermore, with such disposition, the Buhari administration is making a profitable job for bandits, terrorists and kidnappers who’re settled with large ransom as an alternative of being confronted with firepower.
“Our get together nonetheless urges Nigerians to not despair at this second however brace up because it has grow to be apparent that we at the moment are in a despondent scenario the place the federal government has proven that it may now not defend the residents.”

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