Buhari blows hot, threatens to treat saboteurs “in the language they understand”


President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to deal with those who are hell-bent on undermining his administration.

They will be treated “in the language they understand”, the president declared.

The president said this on Tuesday after he was briefed by the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.

The briefing was coming on the heels of series of attacks against INEC facilities in recent time, especially in the southeastern part of the country.

He said the days of kid gloves are over as he is ready to come harder on those who are out to cause crisis in the country.

“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 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.

“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!

“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.


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