Aisha Yesufu, activist and co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, has said President Muhammadu Buhari acts like a leader who is not bothered about the insecurity in the country.
Yesufu stated this in reaction to the increasing rate of abductions of schoolchildren in the country when she featured on a Channels Television programme on Friday.
According to Yesufu, Buhari’s body language enables terrorists.
Earlier on Friday, gunmen suspected to be bandits, attacked Government Girls Secondary School, Jangede, Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State and abducted 317 students.
The incident is the second within the past two weeks that bandits will abduct schoolchildren, after 27 students were kidnapped from Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State, on February 17.
Reacting, the activist said the statement of the president that his administration will ensure the safe release of the schoolchildren does not show much on action.
“What I make of the statement is absolutely nothing. We are used to a president whose words mean nothing. He says one thing, and another thing happens”, she said.
“The body language of President Muhammadu Buhari enables the terrorists. They know that we have an ineffective president and commander-in-chief. We have an incompetent one, a clueless one, who does not even bother about what is happening in the country.
“Yesterday, we buried seven military officers — the best that we have. The nation was in mourning and the president was a few minutes away from where they were, and the president didn’t even turn up. What does that signify? It is high time we begin to make serious demands on the president”.
She added that it is the responsibility of the government to protect citizens.
“It is not in our place to give the way forward. His salaries are being paid for it; his needs are being taken care of. He was voted to give the way forward,” she stated.
“This is such a sad moment, especially with the fact that our government has not learnt anything in spite of almost seven years of advocacy that we’ve been calling on the government to do the right thing, and to do the needful to ensure that the citizens are protected.”