The major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has given a bashing to President Mohammadu Buhari led government over the tear gas attack by the security agents on the parents of the kidnapped pupils of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina state.
Acccording to PDP, the act was a very callous one at a period when the parents are still grieving about their abducted kids whom they don’t know theirs whereabouts after the abduction.
PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, described the attack as “unwarranted. ”
He said, “It is indeed sad that instead of going after terrorists and insurgents, that struck few hours after a holidaying President Buhari and his security machinery took over the state, the state apparatus of power is being used to inflict further pain on the helpless victims.
“Such display of insensitivity further foregrounds the lack of empathy by the Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration and serves as a sad reminder of how it also blamed the 43 farmers recently slain by terrorists in Borno state, instead of taking steps to apprehend the assailants.
“Indeed, our party shares the pains and sorrows of these parents who have been under serious torment since President Buhari arrived Katsina for his needless holidays.”
PDP said that it is very imperative for the President to apologise to the parents