Enterprise Television- Buhari Moves to Arrest More Looters
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday said he has reiterated his commitment to the anti-graft war, saying security agencies will continue to expand their dragnets to ensure sanity is restored into public offices.
He said this while speaking at separate meetings with with the Qadiriyya Muslim Movement in Africa and the Izalatul-Bid’a-Wa-Iqamatus-Sunna.
Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity quoted Buhari as saying that those who stole from the public could no longer sleep well in the country.
According to the president, even when they run abroad, they cannot take their landed assets with them.
“Buhari, who said the looters would be made to return what they stole, however, pledged that “justice will be done to all in the war against corruption.”
He told his visitors: “As religious leaders, I urge you to reach backwards to your followers to respect the rights of others. Those that stole from the public can no longer sleep well in the country today. When they run abroad, they cannot take their landed assets with them. We will, in all cases, have them return what they looted.”
Buhari also vowed that his administration would investigate and bring to book, all perpetrators of mayhem across the country, reiterating that no religion or civilised culture tolerates violence, especially the taking of another life.
“You can’t kill to please God; and I know no religion tolerates the taking of another person’s life in the name of a religious movement. There is never a justification for killing any member of the society. We have been tackling the Boko Haram menace, and we have made significant impact, and we will extend the measures to stop all wanton killings,’’ he said.
He said his government had been consistent in providing adequate security, fighting corruption and stimulating the economy for creation of jobs in line with the campaign promises of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
“Our priority is to also ensure that everyone in the country has something to eat. We are really concerned about the underprivileged.