‘Send back children who bring home looted goods’- Pres. Buhari tasks parents


Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari has urged parents and guardians not to support nor aid their children and wards partaking in the nationwide looting and vandalization of property.

This was made known via a statement by the media aide to the president, Garba Shehu on Sunday.

Read the statement;

“A government that has launched a massive crackdown on corruption, brought in strong laws for a decisive battle against corruption, pursues loot recovery at home and abroad, and taken strong decisions against those who thought they were above the law, will not fold its arms when an otherwise legitimate and peaceful protest is turning into free-for-all vandalism and looting.

While the administration has, for its part, blocked so many means of looting public money in a war against corruption, it is the expectation that all civil authorities, community and religious leaders in the country must rise against the organised looting and plunder we are witnessing in parts of the country.

Families must turn back children who bring home unaccounted goods, in the same way wives must ask their husbands to return looted items brought home.”

The president said the occurrences of destruction and looting do not tell well on the country’s image and should not be supported by parent and guardians.

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