Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina,
has accused the opposition of sponsoring the widespread killings in the
Speaking on Arise TV on Wednesday, Adesina said the president’s enemies
resorted to the “bestial act” to discredit his scorecard on security.
He said the killings were being instigated to weaken the incumbent
Adesina said security agencies were investigating those behind the
killings, adding that they will be dealt with once they are identified.
“You have the true herders and farmers who are clashing and you have
hidden hostile hands who have crept in under that umbrella to play what
the president has described as irresponsible politics,” he said.
“This farmers/herders’ clash has been going on for a long time. When I say
long time, I mean far long before this administration.
“Like the president said, the issue is even older than anybody living
today. What you have today are being sponsored because they know security
is one of the strongest points of the administration.
“The president said so in a national broadcast. He also said the security
agencies are investigating and has warned that once they are identified,
they will be dealt with.
“The intention of the opposition in any democracy is to weaken the
incumbent as much as possible and the opposition in Nigeria has identified
security as one of the strong points of the Buhari administration. So they
decided to go to that area finding the soft under belly and stick a knife