Two former governors of Kaduna State and a Kaduna-based social critic yesterday flayed President Goodluck Jonathan for his inability to halt growing insecurity in the country, despite claims that his administration was on top of the situation.
Mr. President had last March vowed to cripple the Boko Haram sect by the end of June 2012, which is around the corner.
The former governors-Col. Hameed Ali and Balarabe Musa, who spoke in an exclusive interview with our correspondent in Kaduna, said that the President had deceived Nigerians by failing to match his words with actions.
Social critic, Shehu Sani, also castigated the President for failing to stop incessant attacks in the country as promised, pointing out that he lacks the political will to confront the monster.
But another former Kaduna State governor, Col. Dangiwa Umar, differed with the others, saying that President Jonathan had done well in the area of security.
Col. Ali said, "Talking about President Jonathan's comment on Boko Haram is just a waste of time because since he came on board he has been saying one thing and doing the opposite."
"This is a man who jettisoned his party's zoning arrangement, signed a paper and came out to say that there was no agreement like that.
"The President is fooling Nigerians; he says one thing and does another and he is not matching his words with actions.
"The government of President Jonathan is careless about the happenings in the country; it is not concerned about the bombings and killings of innocent lives. They are not taking steps to curtail what is happening," he said.