By Dapo Akinrefon
THE pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, yesterday, warned that failure by President Muhammadu Buhari to deal decisively with insurgents setting up camps across the country may put the country at the precipice.
The Yoruba group expressed worry over the growing reports of how terrorists are gaining ground in Nigeria.
Afenifere, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Jare Ajayi, said President Buhari is much aware of the security challenges facing the country, as well as the way out.
The statement reads in part: “President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier said that those wreaking havoc in Nigeria were from outside the country. He hinted again at this in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last Tuesday, during his meeting with President Salva Kiir of Southern Sudan, when he attributed the proliferation of arms in this part of the world to the instability in Libya.
“From all indications, President Buhari is very much aware of the security challenges facing the country, as well as the way out. For, as far back as 2011, during his campaign for presidency under the banner of Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, he promised that the policing system in the country would be decentralized such that the state, local governments and the communities would have their own police.
“Of course he did not win in 2011. But he has been president since 2015 and the said promise has not been fulfilled, even as his current party, the APC, has not openly expressed aversion to the idea of ensuring security at all levels of government and in every part of the country.