Boko Haram: Femi Adesina under fire over attack on CAN

Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has been criticised on Twitter over an attack on the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

The group had urged President Buhari to “purge himself of the allegations of nepotism and religious favoritism by reconstituting the leadership of the security forces” following the recent beheading of Reverend Lawan Andimi, chairman of CAN in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State by Boko Haram insurgents.

Mr Adesina in a post on Facebook on Friday accused the Christian leaders of painting Buhari as ”anti-Christian” stating that “security is number one on the priorities of the Buhari administration.”

“There were times bombs used to go off in this country like firecrackers, and deaths were in many scores. Now for months on end, you may not hear of a single bomb blast. Emirs that had fled their palaces, like those of Askira and Uba, have returned after two years. Secondary schools that were shut for two years in Maiduguri have reopened. Roads long closed due to activities of insurgents are back in use. Kidnappers are being arrested in droves in different parts of the country. Clashes between farmers and herdsmen are reducing to the barest minimum. Yet, CAN is talking about a government that knows its worth?” Adesina said.

The presidential aide’s statement did not sit well with social media users.

See their reactions on Saturday below: