President Muhammadu Buhari said he ranked high in the unhappy world’s leaders’ list citing the unabated spate of killings, banditry and kidnapping in some parts of the country as cause of his unhappiness.
“How can I be happy and indifferent to the senseless killings of my fellow citizens by bandits?
“I am human and I understand the pains of the victims and their families who have been traumatised and impoverished by constant ransom demands by bandits,” Buhari said this in a statement his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, released.
Continued: “The politicisation of tragedy reveals the darkest sides of our primitive politics. Almost every week, I summon my security chiefs to get an update on the strategies being devised to defeat these mass murderers.
“There is no issue that dominates my mind every 24 hours like security, because as an elected President, protecting life and property remains primary function of my administration.
“I constantly listen to our security personnel in order to understand their problems and needs, and I have never hesitated to attend to those needs in terms of motivating and equipping them to respond effectively to our security challenges.
“It is therefore ridiculous to suggest that I am indifferent to these killings.”