A video has surfaced online showing the former president saying that the Police have been given the instruction to shoot criminals on sight.
In his words, the former President said:
the statement reads: The Police have acted according to the instructions they have been given that any criminal should be shot on sight. But now they have even got additional instructions. Anyone who calls himself OPC should either be arrested or if he does not givr himself up for arrest should be shot on sight. We cannot allow this country be taken over by hoodlums and criminals
see the video after the cut:
Earlier today, the internet wen into a state of frenzy following Buhari’s injunction to the law enforcement to shoot ballot paper snatchers on sight.
A lot of people especially the opposition party the PDP berated Buhari a tyrant for saying the exact same things the former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, said when he was in power under the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
Personally, i am not a fan of Buhari or his style of governance. But i believe that statements like this are made in order to maintain law and order and there is no better time to do that than now.
The elections are few days away and there is so much chaos– killings and maiming– everywhere. If threats like this will get especially the youths to be on their best behavior, then i think it should be welcome.