President Muhammadu Buhari says he will teach unknown
gunmen destroying state infrastructure what he learnt during
the civil war.
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 (INEC), 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
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
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.