A House of Representatives member from Plateau State and member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yusuf Gagdi, has said that the strategies adopted by the President Buhari-led administration have failed and cannot guarantee the safety of Nigerians.
The lawmaker, who stated this in a letter addressed to the president, asked President Buhari to “show leadership” and rise to the task of protecting lives and property in the country.
Gagdi, a lawmaker from Plateau state and member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said this in a letter addressed to the president.
“The issue of insecurity has reached a point where the current strategies being adopted by your administration have failed and are in no way adequate to guarantee safety” the letter partly reads.
The lawmaker said the “amnesty to repentant Boko Haram fighters under ‘Operation Safe Corridor’ policy even when many displaced Nigerians have not been adequately rehabilitated and reintegrated in their homeland is torturing to the psyche of many Nigerians”.
Gagdi said Plateau, known as the home of peace and tourism, is now consumed by “killings and mayhem” because of the “laxity of leadership” at the centre of governance.
“However, the resurgence of killings and mayhems that have visited the state in the last few weeks might have revealed a laxity of leadership at the centre in being proactive towards addressing justly and equitably reported cases of attacks and threats to lives and properties”, he said.
Gagdi said the Plateau governor, Simon Lalong, has made efforts in tackling insecurity in the State, but emphasised that the support of the Federal Government is needed.