- Condemns killing of 145 in Borno
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday said it stands with President Muhammadu Buhari and the nation on any measure adopted by the Federal Government aimed at ending the activities of Boko Haram insurgents.
Reacting to the mindless killing of over 145 Nigerians in Borno State on Thursday, PDP said through its national publicity secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh that it was extremely grieved by the killings, “which cannot be justified under any guise,” while calling on Nigerians to present a common front against insurgency.
“Indeed, the time has come for all Nigerians, irrespective of ethnic, religious and political affiliations to be in one accord in the fight against terrorism, in our dear country.
“In this challenge, the PDP stands with President Muhammadu Buhari and the nation on any measure adopted by the Federal Government aimed at ending this in this ugly experience. We may not be on the same page on some policy issues but not when it comes to matters that directly affect the security of our citizens and our stability as a nation,” the PDP said.
While calling on those behind the insurgency to embrace peace and end the senseless bloodshed, the party commiserated with the government of Borno state, the families of those who lost their lives and prayed God to give them the fortitude to bear the loss.
It also called on all citizens to continue to support and pray for the security forces as they risk their lives while defending the nation.