President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday reflected on the worsening insecurity in the country, and warned those bent on destroying the country through insurrection and destruction of critical national assets that a rude shock awaited them very soon.
He said: “I receive daily security reports on the attacks, and it is very clear that those behind them want this administration to fail.”
“Insecurity in Nigeria is now mentioned all over the world. All the people who want power, whoever they are, you wonder what they really want. Whoever wants the destruction of the system will soon have the shock of their lives. We’ve given them enough time.”
The President recalled that he visited all the 36 states before the 2019 election, “and majority of the people believed me, and the election proved it.”
He promised to continue leading the country in accordance with constitutional provisions.
The President said those misbehaving in certain parts of the country were obviously too young to know the travails and loss of lives that characterised the Nigerian civil war.
He stressed: “Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand. We are going to be very hard sooner than later.”
The President said the Service Chiefs and the Inspector General of Police have been changed, “and we will demand security from them.”