“God willing, we will identify them, and deal with them,” President Buhari says.
President Muhammadu Buhari said Tuesday that few Nigerians with ‘resources and influence’ were responsible for the upheavals being witnessed in parts of the country.
According to his spokesperson, Mr Buhari said this during a meeting at the State House Abuja with a delegation of Borno/Yobe Elders Forum.
“I am confident that we will eventually convince the small number of people with resource and influence that are a nuisance to this great country. God willing, we will identify them, and deal with them. I am extremely concerned about your constituency like the rest of the country,” the president said.
Several parts of Nigeria are witnessing various forms of violence including terrorism, banditry, kidnappings and ethnic tension. The situation leads to daily killings and kidnappings in various parts of the country.
The Borno and Yobe delegation went to Abuja to discuss the security situation in their states.
Read the full statement by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, below.
WE NEED THIS COUNTRY, WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK FOR ITS STABILITY, SAYS PRESIDENT BUHARI
President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said that the stability of the country is of paramount interest to him and the federal government will continue to work towards it despite the actions of a few people.
Receiving a delegation of Borno/Yobe Elders Forum on a courtesy call, President Buhari said: “We need this country. We will continue to work for its stability.
I feel that whatever happens, we will continue to make it, and will keep on praying to God so that for those who feel that they don’t need Nigeria, we will succeed over their intentions and actions.”
The president attributed the upheavals in some parts of the country to a few people with resources and influence, assuring that they will be identified and dealt with in due course.