Sunday, 26 April 2020 07:29

PDP, ADC decry rising insecurity

The Peoples Democratic Party and the African Democratic Congress have decried the rising banditry and hooliganism in some parts of the country on account of the lockdown in place in many states.

They alleged that the regime of the President had not put enough strategies in place to protect lives and property, while accusing the All Progressives Congress of not providing necessary inputs to the government to ensure the safety of Nigerians.

While bandits had attacked people in some states in northern Nigeria, a group of hoodlums called ‘one million boys’ had terrorised some parts of Lagos State.

They, however, called on the government to provide palliatives for Nigerians who had been asked to stay at home because of the COVID-19.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in an interview with one of our correspondents, said, “We are not happy with the rising banditry and we have said that the first step to it is to make sure that the people, whom the government wants to stay out of their markets, stores and businesses, must have something to feed on. Government must provide palliatives for them.”

Also, the ADC National Publicity Secretary, Yemi Kolapo, said, “Citizens have been suffering but the coronavirus-induced hunger is grade one. Why would anyone add pepper to an open wound by allowing crime to thrive at this period? Something must be done fast.”

In a related development, the ADC has also expressed support for the resolution of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum to impose an inter-state lockdown for two weeks. “We are in support of their decision, 100 per cent,” Kolapo said.

 

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