- A presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina has reacted to the complaints by Nigerians over the rising insecurity in the country
- The aide contrasts the current security situation in the country with what used to happen in the past
- Adesina explained why Nigerians should be patient despite the present challenges
A presidential aide, Femi Adesina, has urged Nigerians to be thankful that cases of bombings do not occur frequently as they used to prior to the Buhari administration.
The senior special adviser on media and publicity to the president made the statement on Sunday, December 20, during an appearance on Channel TV’s programme, Sunday Politics.
He pleaded for Nigerians to continue to exercise patience with the federal government especially with regards to issues of insecurity in the country.
“Yes, there are times, a week, two weeks even a month that you don’t have all these things happening. There was a time in the immediate past when they happened daily several times. You talked of one bombing within three or four days. There was a time in this country when bombs went off like firecrackers every day.
“Let’s be thankful for small mercies."
When asked how much longer Nigerians should wait till the issue of insecurity is resolved, he said that a timeline cannot be put on security because it is an ongoing issue.
In another news, the Emir of Anka, Alhaji Attahiru Muhammad Ahmad Anka, has said it may be better for the federal government to allow everyone carry weapons for protection due to the rising cases of insecurity in the country.
The traditional ruler made the statement when reacting to the recent attack on the Emir of Kaura Namoda, The Tribune reported.
The monarch, who also serves as the chairman of the Zamfara state council of chiefs, expressed concerns over the frequent attacks on traditional rulers.
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