Boko Haram Territorial Foray, National Embarrassment, Says APC
* Urges account for US$14 billion defence budget
By Onyebuchi Ezigbo
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the seizure of Nigerian towns by the terrorist group Boko Haram and the reported fleeing of 480 Nigerian soldiers to Cameroon during an attack on a military base in Gamboru-Ngala on Monday as national embarrassment.
The party said in the light of apparent deficiencies in the security operations, Nigerians should begin to demand from the authorities proper account on how a total of US$14 billion utilized between 2010 and 2014.
In a statement issued on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party called on President Goodluck Jonathan to urgently address Nigerians on the worsening security situation in the northern part of the country that has allowed Boko Haram to proclaim its rule over a part of the nation’s territory.