Insecurity: ‘Silence not golden at this time’, Senator Ndume tells Buhari

The senator representing Borno-South and Chairman Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, has urged President Muhammadu to cultivate the habit of talking to Nigerians amidst scary security situations in the country.

Senator Ndume gave the admonition, yesterday, while speaking with newsmen in Abuja.

The Chairman Senate Committee on Army asked President Buhari to learn from the President of the United States, Joe Biden, who makes it a daily event to brief Americans on the fate of his citizens still trapped in Afghanistan.

Senator Ndume said Nigerians did not vote for presidential spokespersons and should not be restricted to information flow from third parties.

The Senator added that the usual statements from his media aides is not the solution, saying, “The President should create a situation room to brief Nigerians on the current situation and what his government is doing about it.

Such action would allay the fears of the people. It is not enough to provide the security agencies with everything they need to prosecute the war, the president should take charge.

Commenting on the Tuesday attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna State by bandits, the federal lawmaker said it only confirmed how daring the bandits have become as he noted that the military has since become overwhelmed in the face of security challenges across the country.

“I have the confidence that before the end of the week, the military will take decisive action because I know that that the commandant of the NDA, being a gallant soldier had embarked on a massive manhunt that would yield results”, he stated.

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