By Sagir Ibrahim
President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed the recent attacks on critical infrastructures in the country, delivering a stern warning that the government will no longer tolerate acts of violence from perpetrators.
In a long message which was released via his official twitter handle, the president categorised the activities of the perpetrators as acts by those who do not want his government to succeed.
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 the system will soon have the shock of their lives. We’ve given them enough time.”
Concerning the recent attacks of INEC facilities across the country, President Buhari noted that he had already received briefing from the INEC chairman and that the government is committed to ensuring that all is made available for the smooth operation of the commission.
”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 INEC’s demands.”
The president also charged the newly appointed service chiefs to rise to the occasion and effectively confront the various security challenges facing the country.
“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 bent on destroying our country by promoting crime and insurrection!”