Senate Minority Leader Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe said no one takes President Muhammadu Buhari seriously for his handling of the insecurity challenges in Nigeria.
Abaribe said even security chiefs do not take Buhari seriously in the face of the country’s challenges.
He made the remark in response to Buhari’s marching order to security chiefs to attack bandits and kidnappers.
The president had issued the directive before embarking on his trip to the UK, UK, for a medical check-up.
However, Abaribe, speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday, said: “Why would we take President Muhammadu Buhari seriously? Just the day after he said we weren’t going to take all these kidnappings anymore, it would be the last, they kidnapped on the last day.
“And these people are still there; these innocent Nigerians are still in captivity until now. He always makes a statement. Whenever these things happen, nothing happens. So obviously nobody takes him seriously with this. Even the military leaders, I don’t think they bother.
“This is about the umpteenth time that we have heard the president give a marching order. Throughout Buratai’s time as the army chief of staff, he always gave marching orders, so he only gave one more.
Recently, Nigeria has suffered massive kidnappings by bandits.
Students and residents were mainly the targets of these bandits.
States like Niger, Katsina, Kebbi and Kaduna were the most affected by the kidnappers.
While students and residents kidnapped in other states have been released, those in Kaduna remain in captivity.
Likewise, killer shepherds have been unleashed in the south of the country.
Insecurity: Nigerians and security chiefs do not take Buhari seriously – Sen Abaribe