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Adesina Calls Critics Of Buhari’s Performance On Security Miserable, Pitiable Souls


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President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Friday said he is surprised to hear some Nigerians claim that his principal treats terrorists with kid gloves while going hard on separatists.

According to the presidential aide, Buhari administration has taken several steps to curb terrorism, stressing that what the Buhari government does daily is to “send terrorists to their early grave”.

Adesina described critics of the President as “most miserable” for not seeing his exploits.

In his weekly article, he wrote, “It amazes, even confounds, to hear some people say President Muhammadu Buhari should go after Boko Haram terrorists and bandits with the same gusto he has displayed against separatists in the country.

“Amazing and confounding because what the Buhari government does daily in the North-east, North-west, and North-central parts of the country, where terrorists and bandits abound, is send them to God to answer for their crimes.

“This much has been confirmed by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya.

“Hear the Army Chief, on the day he was decorated with his new rank: ‘That’s what we have started doing already. Many of them have been sent to God to answer for their crimes, and we will continue to do that.’ 

“President Buhari had ordered the security forces to crush all violent criminals and those sponsoring insurrection in the country, vowing that they would be treated’ in the language they understand.’ And it is happening without let or hindrance, without fear or favour.

“Why then do some people claim that certain troublers of the country are being treated with softer hands, than some others? This could be due to deliberate ignorance, mischief, or pure hatred.

“Those who keenly follow the war against insurgency and banditry in the northern part of the country, and who want to be honest, would admit that no quarter is boing asked, and none is being given. Every effort is being made to extirpate the evil from our body polity.”

The presidential spokesman then went on to say, “All over the country, terrorists, bandits, kidnappers, all types of criminals are being spoken to in the language they understand. And the victory of good over evil is sure, inexorable. Yet some people say they see nothing that the government is doing. Pitiable souls. Of all men most miserable.

“May God bless our troops. May He protect them, reward their labour of love. As for the cynics and septics, may God have mercy on them, open their eyes, and help them not to hate their own country any longer.”

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