By Nkoli Opara (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Consequent to the escalating state of insecurity in Nigeria, the spokesperson of the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari’s government for being bereft of ideas to tackle the situation.
Dr Baba-Ahmed stated this on Friday during his appearance on Channels Television’s breakfast show, Sunrise Daily, where he alleged that the government was handling the security situation in the country with levity.
“You can only do that by acknowledging the failure of the government to secure its citizens. Listening to Garba, to be honest, I just think that the presidency has run out of ideas,” he said while responding to a comment by presidential media aide, Garba Shehu that members of the opposition are exploiting Nigeria’s security challenges.
“When they’re confronted with a very serious challenge, they go around looking for all sorts of diversions and excuses. Nigerians don’t want to hear any of this. We want a stop to the kidnappings.”