The warning by President Muhammadu Buhari, against those bent on destroying his government, has put many Nigerians in deep fear, and may end up further tearing the country apart,
President Buhari, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, had on Tuesday, vowed to shock those bent on destroying his government.
He stated that the attacks across the nation, are targeted to show that his administration has failed.
President Buhari recalled that he visited all the 36 States of the country, before the 2019 general elections, “and majority of the people believed me, and the election proved it”.
He pledged to continue leading the country in accordance with constitutional provisions, adding that, those misbehaving in certain parts of the country, are obviously too young to know the travails and loss of lives that attended the Nigerian Civil War.
He said: “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.”
Supporting the President’s statement, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, via his twitter handle said: “I hope some elites who could not find their voices to rein in their wards when their region burnt, will not suddenly find their voices against Mr. President!
“Those who screamed that it is Mr. President’s duty to maintain law and order, should NOT try to teach him how to do his job now.”
However, many other Nigerians berated President Buhari for not tackling the issues at hand systematically, especially dialoguing with those aggrieved, rather than issuing threats.
Commentator, Dr. Dípò Awójídé, said: “I would like to see a last minute dialogue between the Federal Government led by President Buhari, South-Eastern Leaders, and Representatives of this separatist group.
“The alternative would be destruction, death, pain, and suffering. Just one last peace effort. Just one.”
Azeez Ishola said: “At the end of Buhari’s 8 years in Office, every Nigerian alive deserves and should get a certificate of survival.”
Ayo Sogunro lamented: “Buhari’s reputation is already sealed for all of posterity, but what saddens me are the people around him who will forever be tarnished by their association with his genocidal statements.”
Human Rights Activist, Deji Adeyanju, said: “Buhari says he will deal with us in the language we understand. Does he want to off light, remove the cameras at the Tollgate again and kill citizens again?”
The co-Convener of the Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG, Movement, Aisha Yesufu, stated: “Someone needs to tell Buhari that this is not the era of the 60s, and government no longer has monopoly of violence.”