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295 Petroleum Tankers That Were Smuggled Without Authorization Is Very Sad – Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated “OPERATION SWIFT RESPONSE” as a border drill exercise to put a stop to the illegal activities of smugglers and “fifth columnists” within the security circles across Nigeria‘s borders.

He disclosed this in a statement by the President’s spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina yesterday.

According to him, the steps have become compulsory as serious concern must trail the unauthorized release of 295 smuggled Petroleum tankers.

He added that anyone found wanting in the crime should be immediately withdrawn and replaced.

His words, “I commend security agencies a job well done, however, finds it disheartening to learn that 295 smuggled petroleum tankers were released without due authorization on Dec. 17, 2019, by some security officials charged with the responsibility of protecting our borders.”

”Sequel to this act, the National Security Adviser (NSA) was directed to set up a Board of Inquiry to investigate the crime, and it was recommended to the President that all officials (civilian or security operatives) found to have connived to undermine government’s efforts should be withdrawn from the border drill and severely sanctioned by their respective organisations.”

“The President has accepted the recommendations and directed the immediate withdrawal and replacement of all those found culpable.

”He has also directed that their respective organisations should mete immediate appropriate disciplinary actions to them.”

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Muhammadu Buhari GCFR (born 17 December 1942) is a Nigerian politician currently serving as the President of Nigeria, in office since 2015. He is a retired major general in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation’s head of state from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’état. The term Buharism is ascribed to the Buhari military government.

He unsuccessfully ran for the office of president of Nigeria in the 2003, 2007, and 2011 general elections. In December 2014, he emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the March 2015 general elections. Buhari won the election, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. This marked the first time in the history of Nigeria that an incumbent president lost to an opposition candidate in a general election. He was sworn in on 29 May 2015. In February 2019, Buhari was re-elected President, defeating his closest rival Atiku Abubakar by over 3 million votes.

Buhari has stated that he takes responsibility for anything over which he presided during his military rule, and that he cannot change the past. He has described himself as a “converted democrat”.

Muhammadu Buhari was born to a Fulani family on 17 December 1942, in Daura, Katsina State, to his father Hardo Adamu, a Fulani chief, and mother Zulaihat. He is the twenty-third child of his father. Buhari was raised by his mother, after his father died when he was about four years old.


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