President Muhammadu Buhari in response to his critics said those faulting his administration’s handling of the worsening insecurity in the country were not “patriotic Nigerians.”
He argued that his critics chose “isolated incidents” in assessing the administration, adding that such cases were being politicised.
Speaking at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday when he received the National Executive members of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Buhari accused his critics of not being patriotic.
The President argued that insecurity was a global issue, with governments seeking measures to address the new dimensions to insurgency, kidnapping and banditry.
Buhari stated, “Every country has security challenges; while we have made significant progress in fighting against terrorism, we acknowledge that there are new and emerging challenges of kidnapping and banditry. I assure you that we will not relent in our efforts to secure the country from criminal activities.
“Those who politicise the isolated incidents of insecurity are not patriotic Nigerians. I am confident that this administration will use all the resources at its disposal to protect the lives of all Nigerians and not just prominent Nigerians but all.”