A human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu, says Nigerians are used to a president whose words mean nothing; who says one thing, and another thing happens.
She said this on Friday during a television programme, while reacting to the abduction of over 300 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, by bandits in the early hours of Friday.
The abductions of the Zamfara school girls came 10 days after bandits kidnapped 40 students and staff of Government Science College Kagara Niger State. All the students are still in captivity.
Buhari had in a statement on Friday night warned bandits that he would not succumb to threats and blackmail.
But Yesufu who was a member of the #Bring Back Our Girls Movement, a campaign for the release of Chibok school girls in Borno State, in 2014. Said the president’s words are “meaningless”.
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 began to make serious demands on the president.
“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.”