…says ‘we’ll treat promoters of insurrection in language they understand
. ‘We’ll shock those plotting to destroy my govt’
President Muhammadu Buhari says those promoting crime and insurrection in the country should desist, warning that his Government will treat them in the language they understand.
Buhari also said those plotting to destroy his government should prepare to receive the shock of their lives as his administration would ensure that they failed woefully.
He said 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.
The President sounded this note of warning on Tuesday after a meeting with the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu; and other electoral commissioners in Aso Villa, Abuja, over the series of attacks on INEC facilities, especially in the South-Eastern.
Armed hoodlums had burnt down no fewer than 11 INEC offices, 13 vehicles, 429 generators, others in over 41 attacks in the last few months. Also, several police stations have been burnt in the region by rampaging gunmen.
Commenting on the situation on Tuesday via his official Twitter handle, Buhari stated, “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, 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 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.”