The Presidency on Tuesday knocked some Northern youths for their recent statement on the security challenges being faced in the country, saying that they would have met harsh retribution from a dictatorial government, Punch News reports.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement, asked the youths to thank their stars that the nation is operating a “truly democratic government” where free speech is guaranteed.
A coalition of Northern youth groups had on Monday asked the Federal Government to stop the massive killings and raiding of communities in the North by bandits and Boko Haram insurgents.
In separate statements, they decried the deplorable security situation in the North and demanded the immediate removal of the service chiefs.