Our agent reports that the President made this statement when he addressed Nigerians in an interview aired on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Monday, May 27.
This online news platform understands that President Buhari addressed many issues including insecurity, the economy, judiciary, the 2019 general elections among others.
When the interviewer, Adamu Sambo asked President Buhari who he is, the President simply replied: “I was a student, Class Captain, Platoon Leader, saw the Coup, the counter Coup, the Civil War, the Coup, the counter Coup.
“I was in detention for three and a half years… I am still serving… I’m a suffering Nigerian,” President Buhari said.
Asked by the interviewer what he thought about the problem of kidnapping for ransom which was frequent in the country, President Buhari said: “Those who are committing atrocities against communities, against the state and the country came from somewhere in Nigeria. Their neighbours know them, and we have politicians and rulers; the police are in the front line.
“We have the police in every major town and city in this country and I said they were not given the uniform and rifles to impress anybody, but to secure the people.
“I think the community leadership and the police have failed this country,” the President added.
Meanwhile, there are Nreports that President Buhari’s inauguration for his second term in office tagged “Next Level” will hold tomorrow, Wednesday, May 29.