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Security: Presidency Faults The Economist, Defends Buhari’s Administration

The presidency has faulted an article by The Economist, saying no government has squarely tackled insecurity in the country like the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

In a recent publication, the UK-based media outfit criticised the Federal Government’s approach to addressing Nigeria’s security challenges, accusing it of being lackadaisical.

But in a statement on Sunday, presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said no government has invested more in securing the country than the present government.

“The Buhari administration has sought to push back terrorism which has been a threat for more than two decades since the first emergence of Boko Haram. It is only the Buhari administration that has now sought to intervene against the kidnapping and banditry that has been a simmering threat for far longer,” Garba Shehu added.

“It is only this President’s government which has taken on IPOB, the violent terrorist group which bombs police stations and offices of security agencies, while also threatening those who break their Monday-sit-ins whilst claiming the mantle of forebears who half a century ago fought a civil war. And it is only the Buhari leadership which has sought – ever, in over one hundred years – to identify the root causes of the herder-farmer clashes and find durable solutions.”

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