The Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), under Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has said that the Party did more to fight Boko Haram insurgency than the present All Progressives Congress (APC).
It also stressed that it was the same weapons the previous PDP administration bought that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government was using to prosecute the anti-insurgency war.
This was stated in a statement signed and issued by the Publicity Secretary of the Party’s National Caretaker Committee (NCC), Dayo Adeyeye.
The party maintained that if the APC had maintained the success achieved during the 2015 Elections in the North-East Region, the deadly group would not have regrouped.
According to the PDP, the prolonged herdsmen attacks on innocent and harmless citizens across the country has worsened the security situation in the country within the past two years than in the 16 years it held sway at the centre.
The statement reads in part: “The Security Situation in the Country today has worsened with the rampaging herdsmen’s attacks killing innocent and harmless people unabated and sacking communities.
“The scourge of herdsmen attack across the Country under the APC is more than the activities of Boko Haram in the North East.
“The efforts of the PDP in fighting Boko Haram activities still speak volume of its sensitivity towards preservation of citizens’ lives and properties; and if the APC had maintained the success achieved during the 2015 Elections in the North-East Region, the deadly Group wouldn’t have regrouped.
“It is also on record that it was the same weapons bought by previous PDP administration that the present government is still using to prosecute the war on insurgency in the Northeast.”