- Femi Adesina is unhappy over the negative perception some people have about President Buhari’s war on insurgency and banditry
- The presidential spokesperson alleged that mischievous people were spreading the wrong idea that Buhari was pampering some troublemakers
- Adesina advised Nigerians to follow media updates from the likes of PR Nigeria about the successes recorded in the fight against insurgency and banditry
FCT, Abuja - A presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, has criticised Nigerians who are claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari does not fight insurgents and bandits with the same vigour used on secessionists.
Adesina on his official Facebook page on Friday, August 6, said such a claim was borne out of ignorance.
The journalist disclosed that the Buhari administration has been carrying out military operations against insurgents and bandits in troubled parts of the country.
‘’President Buhari had ordered the security forces to crush all violent criminals and those sponsoring insurrection in the country, vowing that they would be treated “in the language they understand.” And it is happening without let or hindrance, without fear or favor.’’
Femi Adesina lauded the steadfastness of media outfit PRNigeria in "accurately, objectively, and constantly" disseminating information on security and defence matters. He noted that the pioneer Press Release distribution agency in Nigeria keeps the country abreast with what is happening, particularly on security and defence matters.
The presidential aide said it was therefore mischievous for some people to claim that certain troublers of the country are being treated with softer hands, than some others.
He argued that Buhari is dealing with terrorists, bandits, kidnappers, all types of criminals are in the language they understand. According to him, through the reportage of PRNigeria, citizens are informed on what is happening in the country.
"Buhari not treating Boko Haram with iron hand as he does separatists? Hear this one from PR Nigeria, on March 21: ‘NAF helicopters kill dozens ISWAP/Boko Haram fighters in Damasak, destroy 4 gun trucks.’
"And on April 2: ‘Police, soldiers repel attack on Commissioners’ convoy, kill 7 Boko Haram terrorists.’
"Three Commissioners in the Borno State government were reportedly traveling from Monguno to Maiduguri, when their convoy came under attack. The assailants paid a heavy price for their foolhardiness.'
He said people who keenly follow the war against insurgency and banditry in the northern part of the country know that the government is not relenting in the fight against criminals.