Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said that the reactions of Nigerians towards the attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) confirmed that “our country is filled with haters of government, of humanity, of good, and even of God”.
The presidential spokesman, who stated this in his article, titled: “It’s Evil, Pure and Simple“, noted that many Nigerians acted like they were concerned about the attack but were actually rejoicing.
According to his article, “The news headlines, the slant of the stories, the analyses and discussions, all tended to paint a narrative of the humiliation of our military, the failure of government, and the fact that anarchy had been unleashed on the land.
“Watching, listening to, and reading all the deliberate obfuscation of the matter reinforces the conviction once again that our country is filled with haters of government, of humanity, of good, and even of God. They deliberately muddy the waters, rejoice at evil and all forms of iniquity.
“As stated earlier, the security challenges mutated, becoming hydra-headed. But one thing was clear: we were not where we started, when bombs went off like firecrackers in major cities of the country, killing and maiming people in their scores.
As of recently, insurgents, bandits, kidnappers, evildoers were on the back-foot, being killed daily in their hundreds, and surrendering in droves. The light had appeared at the end of the tunnel”.
“As President Buhari has said, the NDA attack was meant to throw a dampener into the morale of our military. And the negative chorus, always on standby, is reinforcing the intention. But some people know better, and they will not be discouraged.
“Let those playing negative politics with security and human lives continue. The days of evildoers are numbered in this country. God is always on the side of good people”, he stated.