The Peoples Democratic Party PDP has condemned the attack on the University of Abuja by rampaging bandits.
The criminals had stormed the academic institution and abducted staff members and their children.
Condemning the attack, the opposition party in a statement by its spokesperson, Kola Olugbondiyan, called for the release of the abductees.
It noted that the incident portrays the helplessness of the Buhari regime which has equally condemned the Tuesday raid.
“Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) condemns Tuesday’s attack on the University of Abuja by bandits, who abducted four staff members and some children in the institution,” reads the statement from Mr Olugbondiyan. “The party describes the attack as cowardly and demanded an unconditional release of the victims to reunite with their families members.
“The PDP describes the banditry which occurred within the precincts of President Muhammadu Buhari’s immediate security purview, just 16 kilometres from the Aso Presidential Villa, as shocking and further shows the helplessness and failures of his administration.
“With this act of banditry in Abuja, Nigerians expect President Buhari, in line with his promise to lead from the fronts, to straightaway give himself a marching order to rescue the victims, just as he gives to others whenever there are cases of security failures in commands outside of his security precincts.
“The PDP, however, charges the security agencies not to relent in the face of the failures of the Buhari administration but rise to the occasion, track down the bandits and rescue the victims.
“The party laments the persistent insecurity in the nation and urged all the citizens to be at alert and assist security agencies in their genuine efforts to secure the country under an incompetent administration.
“The PDP urges Nigerians to continue to pray for the safety and freedom of all compatriots languishing in their abductors’ den, while tasking governments at all levels to rise up to the occasion and devise more efficient strategies of securing our nation.”