Insecurity: President Buhari Breaks Silence, Vows Action Against Criminals

Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War
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President Buhari presides over a virtual Federal Executive Council Meeting at the Statehouse, Abuja. 2nd June 2021. 📸 Tolani Alli

I receive daily security reports on the attacks on critical national infrastructure, and it is very clear that those behind them want this administration to fail. Whoever wants the destruction of the system will soon have the shock of their lives. We’ve given them enough time.

I received a briefing today from the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on the series of attacks on their facilities nationwide. These attacks are totally unacceptable, and we will not allow those behind them to achieve their evil objectives.

I have assured INEC that we will make available to them everything they need to operate efficiently, so that no one will say we don’t want to go, or that we want a third term. There will be no excuse for failure. We will meet all of INEC’s demands.

In the area of security, we have changed the Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General, and we are demanding that they rise fully to the challenges confronting us. There must be zero tolerance for all those bent on destroying our country by promoting crime and insurrection!

Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand.

Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR,
President,
The Federal Republic of Nigeria.
1st June 2021.