President Muhammadu Buhari says Olusegun Obasanjo, a former Nigerian President, who accused him of not doing enough to tackle the widespread insecurity in the country, is not patriotic.
Yaahoo Journalist had reported earlier that Obasanjo criticised Buhari’s government in an open letter on Monday, saying killings could not be swept under the carpet.
The former President had said in the open letter that the rate at which things were going, Nigeria could experience a situation similar to Rwanda where there was genocide in 1994.
“To be explicit and without equivocation, Mr. President and General, I am deeply worried about four avoidable calamities,” he wrote.
“Violent uprising beginning from one section of the country and spreading quickly to other areas and leading to dismemberment of the country.”
However, reacting to the letter while speaking with national executives of the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) at Aso Rock on Tuesday, President Buhari, who did not specifically mention Obasanjo’s name, said those criticising the “isolated cases” of insecurity in the country are not patriotic.
The President said every country in the world is facing one security challenge or the other, adding that banditry and kidnapping happen across the world.