My Government Has Done Well Regarding Insecurity, Buhari Berate “Forgetful” Nigerians Lamenting About Killings
Muhammadu Buhari was elected as Nigeria’s President in 2015 under the then opposition party All Progressive Congress(APC). Nigerians were expecting him to tackle the growing insurgency owing to the fact that he was in the military and has wealth of knowledge in security matters but killings, and kidnapping has persisted after seven years on the seat.
President Muhammadu Buhari has called Nigerians forgetful, that they have easily forgotten the security situation in 2015 when he took over.
Buhari was elected as Nigeria president in 2015 under the then opposition party All Progressive Congress, with lots of promises made.One of the promises was to tackle insecurity but after seven years his Government has not been able to address the insecurity that has bedevilled the nation.
However, since assuming office, the insecurity that existed in the North-East due to the activities of Boko Haram terrorists has spread to the rest of the country.
Kidnapping for ransom has now become a daily occurrence, with reports of killings appearing in the news on a daily basis.
However, at the APC’s 11th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Wednesday in Abuja, the President stated that his administration had done well with the resources at its disposal.
“In the South-South, we all know what the situation was, now we have relative peace. With the resources at our disposal, we have done very well.
“People are very forgetful. Our main problem now is in the North West and North Central. People are killing one another in these places, what for? We are going to be very tough.’’
President Buhari’s administration has previously denigrated Nigerians. For instance, the Special Adviser to President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, August 2021 criticize “ungrateful Nigerians” for not being thankful for the administration’s efforts to tackle insecurity.
Following the invasion of Nigeria’s foremost military institution, the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna, by bandits, he published an article titled It’s Evil, Pure And Simple’ on his Facebook page. the presidential spokesperson said, “What should we have in a less hateful polity at such a time? Cooperation with government, encouragement of our military and security forces. But what did we get? Complaints. Grumblings. Wailings. They should have done it this way. They didn’t put this leg right. They should have faced that direction. And all sorts. What a people! What a country!
“And when there is a reversal in fortunes, no matter how temporary, as happened with the NDA attack this week, you see the predilections and propensities of the evil hearts. They actually gloat, pretending to be concerned, while actually rejoicing that the house rat had urinated in the pot of soup. Miserable comforters!”
He went on, “What kind of people are we, really? Instead of rallying our military, encouraging them and spurring the government further into action, they say the foulest things that can come from the nether region. Government is incompetent. The military is no good. They’ve been humiliated, and they only stop short of doing a jig on television, spewing expletives and concocting conspiracy theories. They simply forget where we were coming from, and where we now are. Ungrateful. Unthankful. Ungracious.
“Evil stalks our country, just as it does many other countries of the world. Life is nasty, brutish and short. Some people spend all their days and nights fighting the vermin, trying to extirpate evil, but we don’t value it. The decent dies for the indecent, trying to keep us safe, but we tell them to go to hell. We value nothing, appreciate nothing. We even rejoice when a reversal occurs, as happened at NDA. Issorait. What we sow is what we reap.”