Nigerians in The Netherlands say Buhari unable to secure lives, property

• Govt has done much for security , presidency insists
Nigerians residing in The Netherlands have challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to act decisively in halting further killings of innocent citizens nationwide .
Chapter chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation ( NIDO) , Julius Nnamdi Nwankpa , communicated their feelings yesterday when the president visited The Hague .
The body urged the government and security agents to immediately end the orgy of killings while calling on Nigerians “ to play their roles in breaking the cycle of violence which usually has no winner . ”
Nwankpa commended Buhari for the war against corruption , which he said , had earned him respect .
He said : “ You have earned respect around the world for the high improvement in infrastructural development , and for signing into law the Diaspora Commission Bill . ”
Responding , the president commended the nationals for their professionalism and achievements .
He was full of praise for them for representing and keeping in touch with their motherland .
“ I am pleased with the quality of people I am seeing . Congratulations on your achievements , ” Buhari stated .
Meanwhile , the presidency has refuted insinuations that the Federal Government had not done enough to secure lives and property .
In a statement , the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity , Femi Adesina , argued that his principal met a tattered security arrangement where the Boko Haram insurgents ran amok in some communities in the North East , but had tamed them after three years in the saddle .
His words : “ In May 2015 when the administration emerged , the security situation was in tatters. It pulled up its bootstraps , rolled up its sleeves and the Boko Haram insurgency was beaten back . It was eventually degraded.
“ Other security challenges are being tackled and will subsequently become history. Not doing enough , as some critics claim , is not part of the deal , nor is it reality , no , not by any stretch of imagination. A lot is being done and success is guaranteed . ”
He continued : “ A popular refrain from some quarters is that the president is not doing enough to combat the insecurity that has beleaguered the country in recent times .
“ Lest that untruth begin to wear a garb of reality , let us consider some initiatives taken under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari to rein in the security situation , particularly since January 2018 . ”

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