The Peoples Democratic Party has said that the failed robbery attack in Aso Rock on Monday points to the collapse of the security architecture in the country. It also says that President Muhammadu Buhari lacked the capacity to secure Nigeria from criminal elements.
CRIMECHANNELS gathered that the PDP stated this in a press statement on Tuesday titled, ‘Bandits Invasion of Presidential Villa Shows Buhari Can’t Secure Nigeria, Says PDP’ by its Spokesperson Kola Ologbodiyan.
It could be recalled that on Monday, there was an attempt by armed robbers to burgle the residence of the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari, however, according to Garba Shehu, President Buhari’s media aide, their attempt was unsuccessful and fruitless.
PDP in its reaction said the attempted robbery in the residence of Gambari has heightened apprehensions over the capacity of the presidency to secure the nation.
The statement by the PDP reads, “We are alarmed by the invasion of Aso Presidential Villa by bandits and armed robbers, saying the development further points to the collapse of security command structure under President Buhari’s incompetent watch.”
“All over the world, the Presidential Villa, as the seat of power and national sovereignty, is the fortress of the nation that ought to have impregnable security.”
“As such, any breach of security, particularly by outlaws and in sequence, sends a clear danger signal to the overall security of the nation.”
“It is imperative to state that such security infraction, that gave way for outlaws to invade the Presidential villa in sequence, inspite of its perceptibly secured ambience, can only happen under an absentee President, who have not demonstrated the required capacity expected of his office.”
The PDP also recalled that there was security breaches in June last year in Aso Rock, involving a shooting, arising from a bitter squabble between members of the president family and some security aides.
“Our party is worried that if President Buhari cannot guarantee the security of the Presidential villa, then his capacity to secure the entire country is no longer assured.
“The PDP therefore, urges President Buhari to wake up from slumber, review his security architecture and take decisive steps, beyond his lethargic body language, to secure our nation, “the statement by the PDP reads.