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Friday, July 20, 2018

Northern elders, others are too selfish, wicked, shedding crocodile tears ---- Presidency

Northern elders, others are too selfish, wicked, shedding crocodile tears ---- Presidency

The Presidency on Friday came down hard on some leaders who recently
faulted the way President Muhamamdu Buhari is handling the nation’s
security challenges, describing them as selfish leaders.

Leaders of some socio-cultural organisations led by the Northern
Elders Forum, had issued a communique accusing Buhari’s administration
of incompetence in handling the security situation in the country.

But the Presidency, in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to
the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said it considered
the communique “as the shedding of crocodile tears by selfish leaders.”

Shehu claimed that the leaders felt alienated after a transparent and
accountable system “halted their disproportionate survival on resources
of the state.”

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He, therefore, urged Nigerians to ignore what he described as the unholy alliance by the groups.

He said the groups were only stepping up their assault on the All
Progressives Congress administration as it expands its national
dominance and moves closer to securing an outright victory in the
elections next year.

He said, “The Presidency notes with dismay that the refrain about
President Buhari not doing anything about security in the country had
turned into the number one fake news item being peddled in the media.

“The Presidency refers all the purveyors of falsehood to a State
House press release published a few days ago and signed by the Special
Adviser to President, Femi Adesina, which clearly outlined the
government’s major achievements and initiatives in tackling security
challenges from January to July, 2018.

“The press release which was titled: ‘Combating Insecurity in the
Country: Lest We Forget – Presidency’ listed out ongoing security
operations: (1) Nigerian Army’s Exercise Ayem Akpatuma covering Benue,
Taraba, Kogi, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger States launched in February to
tackle cases of kidnappings, herdsmen/farmers’ clashes, among others;
(2) Nigerian Air Force establishment of three new Quick Response Wings
(QRW) in Taraba, Nasarawa and Benue States respectively, and deployment
of Special Forces personnel.

“The press release also noted President Buhari’s approval for the
establishment of a new Battalion of the Nigerian Army, as well as a new
Police Area Command, in Birnin Gwari Local Council in Kaduna State, as
part of measures to scale up security in response to the banditry
affecting the area.

“We advise Nigerians to read Adesina’s statement if they haven’t yet,
or re-read it for better understanding of the efforts to ensure peace
in the country.

“It is sad and misleading for anyone to say that President Buhari had not responded to the security challenges in the country.

“No one can honestly say that President Buhari is doing nothing about
security. It’s just a fake news item being peddled by selfish
politicians with vested interests in keeping Nigerians incensed, and it
risks being entrenched as reality if we don’t educate ourselves with the
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