Nigeria’s president has vowed to deal decisively with youths in the Southeast; supposedly, in a manner similar to the genocide committed against the Igbo people, during the Nigeria-Biafra War.
While reacting to the recent attacks against government facilities across Southeast, President Buhari made a comment via his verified Twitter handle. He noted that history might repeat itself.
He said, “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 ty system, will soon have the shock of their lives, we’ve given them enough time.
“I recieved a briefing from the Chairman of the Independent 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 achiev 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 excus 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 of Police, and we are demanding that they rise to the challenges confronting us. There must be zero toletanc for all 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 occured during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months who went through the war, will them in the language they understand”.
The recent attacks on government facilities by unknown thugs in the South East, were said to have included; razing of about 11 INEC offices, 13 vehicles, 429 generators, others in over 41 attacks in the last few months .
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News | June 2, 2021