Former Vice President of Nigeria and presidential aspirant of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has tagged the All Progressives Congress, APC, led administration the worst ‘since the return of democracy from 1999’.
Atiku said this on Monday in Jigawa State following a closed-door meeting with fellow PDP presidential aspirant, Sule Lamido, at his home in Bamaina, Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of the state.
While speaking, Atiku also addressed current security situation in the country, saying Boko Haram is taking back Nigerian territories hitherto recovered by troops.
“In terms of security whether south or north, there’s no where that is secure. In the north we have kidnapping, fight between farmers/herdsmen, all kind of things.
“If you look at also the security, even the Boko Haram that they said they are going to defeat, they haven’t defeated Boko Haram, Boko Haram have started retaking territories.
“So this is the worst administration since the return of democracy from 1999 in the country,” Mr. Atiku said.
Mr. Atiku, however, did not elaborate on the new territories allegedly retaken by the terror group.
Although, the Federal Government has repeatedly said Boko Haram no longer controls any Nigerian territory, the group has been able to carry our major attacks on military bases and civilian communities despite security presence.
One of such attacks occurred on Saturday when Boko Haram members attacked a military base and neighbouring communities in Guzamala Local Government Area.
Hundreds of residents of the affected communities have since moved to other areas including the Borno State capital, Maiduguri, although the military said it has retaken the attacked towns.
The Boko Haram insurgency has caused about 100,000 deaths since 2009, according to the Borno State Government.