President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack on security operatives and security formations in some parts of the country.
In a statement on Sunday, Buhari lamented that there is madness going on in some parts of the country.
The statement which was released by Buhari’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, was in response to recent attacks on police stations and security institutions in the South-East region.
while condoling with those who lost family members to the ravaging insecurity in the country, Buhari wondered who would protect the people.
“The President, in addition, takes this opportunity to condole with all who lost family members due to what he described as the ‘madness’ going on in parts of the country.
“The President calls on all local leaders to talk to their youths and warn them against being used to incite and foment violence. ‘If we attack institutions guarding us,’ the President wonders, ‘who will protect us in future emergencies?'” Shehu’s release on Sunday partly reads.
Meanwhile, Buhari has disclosed that he would not be receiving any Sallah homage to mark the end of Ramadan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Recall that Buhari had last year also banned visitors from paying him homage due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement on Sunday titled ‘President Buhari to mark Eid in the Villa, plans modest celebration at home,’ by Garba Shehu, the president asked that religious, community and political leaders be content with modest celebrations at home.
The statement read, “As Muslims in Nigeria join others globally in preparations towards Eid Al-Fitr, a day that is celebrated to mark the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting, President Buhari directs that all celebrations be limited due to the global Coronavirus crisis.
“To this effect, the President, First Family, his personal aides, members of cabinet and Service Chiefs who choose to remain in Abuja will congregate in full compliance with COVID-19 protocols at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa to observe the Eid prayers. Time fixed for the prayer is 9.00am.
“Thereafter, there will be no traditional Sallah homage to the President by religious, community and political leaders. As was the case last year, the President encourages such leaders to be content with modest celebrations at home in view of the pandemic.”