After the death of 3 policemen and one civilian by troops attached to 93 Battalion, Takum, Taraba State, Nigerians have reacted to a perceived lack of action from President Muhammadu Buhari.
Some Nigerians believe PMB is treating the matter lightly but the Presidency has responded to shut down those thoughts.
Garba Shehu, the media and publicity aide to Buhari, has now come out to say that Buhari is only taking his time to get his facts right before doing anything. He said Buhari is not ignoring the incident and should be expected to take urgent action soon.
His words, “In response to press questions, I will confirm that a committee was set up during the National Security Council meeting to investigate the killing of three policemen and a civilian by soldiers in Taraba State.”
“The insinuation of indifference on the part of President Muhammadu Buhari is therefore untenable.”
“Contrary to those mischievous insinuations, President Buhari had ordered the Chief of Defence Staff to set up an investigation committee with representatives from all the security organizations in the country, including the police force.”
“The President is not indifferent to the unfortunate incident, and would take decisive action as soon as the report of the panel is submitted to him. He is following due process and procedure. Putting the cart before the horse is not President Buhari’s way of doing things.”
“Nigerians should show patience while the President awaits the report of the panel from the Chief of Defence Staff.”