Nigeria’s ruling party assures public of safety amid attacks

LAGOS, April 26 — Nigeria’s ruling party on Monday assured Nigerians that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government will continue and strategically deploy all state resources in achieving public safety.
John Akpanudoedehe, the national secretary of the APC caretaker committee, who gave the assurance in a statement on insecurity in parts of the country, said the All Progressive Congress (APC) would not play politics with matters of life and the collective wellbeing of Nigerians.
He said insecurity had found expressions in criminal activities of Boko Haram, bandits, kidnappers, rustlers, and recently the highly condemnable attacks on security formations in some states.
These were the current realities, he said, stressing that the APC was fully focused on identifying and bringing to book “the perpetrators and sponsors of the hydra-headed insecurity monster.”
While saying that the APC was also focused on consolidating its visible development strides across the country, Akpanudoedehe urged Nigerians not to fall for “the plot of sectarian opportunists and unpatriotic partisans who swarmed the public space with divisive rhetoric in furtherance of their selfish plot to exploit the security situation.”
He said citizens must promote peaceful coexistence, eschew bitterness, and unite against insecurity and crime for national development.
Nigeria, the most populous African country, has in recent months been troubled by a series of insecurity cases, including kidnapping, robbery, banditry, and piracy.