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PDP reacts to attack on UNIABUJA staff quarters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that the abduction of a lecturer and children from the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) staff quarters shows the “helplessness” of the present administration.

Recall that a professor of economics, Obansa Joseph and two of his children were abducted when gunmen attacked the staff quarters of UNIABUJA.

According to report, the kidnappers were said to have invaded the staff quarters, which is a 15-minute drive from the university, in the early hours of Tuesday.

Reacting to the development in a statement, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP’s spokesperson, said it is shocking that the incident took place “just 16 kilometres from the Aso Presidential Villa”.

While calling for the safe rescue of the victims, the PDP asked Buhari to do better on improving security in the country.

“Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) condemns Tuesday’s attack on the University of Abuja by bandits, who abducted four staff members and some children in the institution,” the statement reads.

“The party describes the attack as cowardly and demanded an unconditional release of the victims to reunite with their families members.

The PDP describes the banditry which occurred within the precincts of President Muhammadu Buhari’s immediate security purview, just 16 kilometres from the Aso Presidential Villa, as shocking and further shows the helplessness and failures of his administration.

“With this act of banditry in Abuja, Nigerians expect President Buhari, in line with his promise to lead from the fronts, to straightaway give himself a marching order to rescue the victims, just as he gives to others whenever there are cases of security failures in commands outside of his security precincts.

“The PDP, however, charges the security agencies not to relent in the face of the failures of the Buhari administration but rise to the occasion, track down the bandits and rescue the victims.

“The party laments the persistent insecurity in the nation and urged all the citizens to be at alert and assist security agencies in their genuine efforts to secure the country under an incompetent administration.

“The PDP urges Nigerians to continue to pray for the safety and freedom of all compatriots languishing in their abductors’ den, while tasking governments at all levels to rise up to the occasion and devise more efficient strategies of securing our nation.”

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