The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) groomed Boko Haram into the monster it became by the time President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office in 2015.
Mohammed stated this in response to a comment credited to the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Atiku had said the federal government’s failure to defeat the insurgent group puzzles him.
Reacting at the 11th edition of the scorecard series of Buhari’s administration on Tuesday, Mohammed said Atiku should ask PDP why it allowed Boko Haram insurgents to bomb the United Nations complex and police headquarters in Abuja.
“For six years until 2015, when our administration assumed office and inherited Boko Haram, the PDP more or less nurtured the insurgents to the monster they later became.
“Alhaji Atiku, who was then residing in Abuja before porting to his new abode in Dubai, should ask his party, the PDP, while it allowed Boko Haram to bomb the police headquarters, the UN complex, a shopping mall and motor parks in Abuja with so much ease,” Mohammed said.