Special Assistant to President Muhamadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, on Monday claimed that the country was safer under her boss than under the previous administrations.
This is coming in the wake of the unrest in South West caused by herders/farmers clashes, particularly in Oyo and Ondo States.
Reacting to the crisis in the Southwest, the controversial aide to the President tweeted that an international organization, ombudsman released data showing that Nigeria was safer under Buhari than the previous administration.
It is worthy of note that she did not provide any link to such data, and DAILY POST is unable to verify the claim.
“After restructuring, they moved to Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram. Then an international “ombudsman” organisation, released statistics showing that in spite of security challenges, Nigeria is safer under this government than the previous,” she tweeted.
She also called on Nigerians not to demonize the entire Fulani ethnic nationalities for crimes of a few, adding that the recent demonization is political and hatred for the President.
“If there’s an ethnic or community clash where lives and property are lost, we pick and choose which to attribute to community clash & which to lay on the doorsteps of the Fulanis, President Buhari’s ethnic group in order to satisfy the craving for more bitterness & hatred towards President Buhari.
“There’s no tribe that is free of bad eggs. But criminalizing an ethnic group because you don’t like President Buhari’s face, is nothing short of evil and fishing for trouble.”
She added that, “Fulanis who have lived in the area for decades, are made to suffer the consequences of crimes committed by others. Why is this? They are Fulanis, Pres Buhari’s ethnic group.”