President Muhammadu Buhari has been called out by Dr Moses Auta, a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state.
Auta accused Buhari of placing more value on his cows than the lives of Nigerians.
His outburst comes after bandits roasted at least 42 persons in Sokoto state.
He also blamed the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for not doing enough to curtail the killings and kidnapping of innocent souls across the country.
He said this while speaking with DAILY POST in Kaduna on Friday, noting that with the spate and increasing atrocities committed by bandits and other criminal elements, while the ruling government keeps mute, the criminals will soon take over the leadership of the country.
Speaking further he said: “Just imagine, 42 precious human beings were roasted in Sokoto by bandits hours after the incident, the president visited Lagos where he inaugurated some vessels exclusively built by Nigerian Navy engineers.
“From there, Buhari sped off to attend the book launch where he was made Special Guest at a book launch titled: “My Participations”, the biography of Chief Bisi Akande, former interim Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“As president of the country, when your house is under fire, you immediately look for ways to quench the fire.
“The 42 roasted human beings have lives like him, and equally his children. But he abandoned the dead, without visiting the state to condole with the family of the deceased, only for his media assistant to issue a press release expressing Buhari’s grief over the killing when they realised their faults,” he said.
He wondered why with the size of operatives of the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Airforce, Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), even local vigilantes, bandits seem to have power over them.