A Nigerian political party, the United Progressive Party (UPP), has opined that the insecurity in the country has reached a level at which the Federal Government should seek assistance of friendly countries that are better equipped to handle the Boko Haram insurgency.
The party also urged security agents to rise to the occasion and justify the huge funds allocated to security in the 2013 budget.
This was made known in a statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Chief Ogbuehi Dike. The UPP said it was shocked over the killing of over 100 people by suicide bombers at a luxury bus park in Kano, describing it as obnoxious and detestable; it condemned the action, describing it as man’s inhumanity against man, noting that it was obvious that the executive arm of government was fast losing public confidence in its ability to protect lives and properties.
The party then called on the Federal Government to take national security serious, to avoid unnecessary reprisals: “The insecurity in the country has reached a level we believe the Federal Government should seek assistance of friendly countries that are better equipped to handle the insurgency… We enjoin Nigerians to remain calm and eschew violence that will impede our democratic process. We share the grief of all those affected by this wicked attack on fellow Nigerians. May God grant them the fortitude to bear it,” the statement read.