Security situation under Buhari better than Jonathan’s — Adesina

Posted by News Express | 27 January 2020 | 1,073 times

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• Femi Adesina

The Special Adviser in Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said that the security situation under the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is better than the previous one under former President Goodluck Jonathan.

According to him, compared to the previous administration where bombs were going off 10 times a day, the situation has improved.

He added that Nigerians ought to be grateful to those in the frontline who are sacrificing to keep the nation secured.

Adesina who was a guest on a live television programme said: “We should be thankful and amen encourage those who are doing this work, they are young men and women in the frontline battling day and night. When we make it seem as if they are not doing anything, things are getting worse, they get dispirited. They need to be encouraged that is what I am saying.”

On the report that Leah Sharibu, the Christian girl among 112 students kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe, has given birth in captivity and if there was still hope of bringing her back the presidential spokesman said: two things in one you said, any hope of bringing her back? I like that line from Alexander Pope, the poet ‘Hope springs eternal in the human.’ We must never give up hope on anything. So I believe Leah Sharibu can return and will return. She will return one day by the grace of God.”

On the latest efforts to bring her back and if government was in touch with the terrorists, Adesina replied: “No. Today, I was in touch with the top echelon of the security and I got an update on Leah Sharibu. Of course, I cannot talk about everything now, all I can just say is that there is still a window, there USA communication channel and the hope that she will one day come back is alive.”

In a tweet confirming the development, Ahmad Salkida, journalist with access to the insurgents, said Sharibu is now a mother, but that he was yet to know the gender of the baby. (Daily Sun)




Source: News Express

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