The Presidency has called on Nigerians to be thankful that bombings no longer take place in the country daily.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said this on Channels Television’s ‘Sunday Politics’ programme on Sunday.
Adesina, who is the President’s most senior media aide, was responding to the complaints by Nigerians over the rising insecurity in the country.
The President’s spokesman claimed there was a time in the country when six bombs would go off in a single day but since his principal, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), became President, the killings had reduced.
He further claimed that killings and bombings are now less frequent as the country now goes weeks and months without any incident.
Adesina said this while responding to the five separate incidents of killings that took place in the last three days.
When asked if security had improved, he said, “Yes, there are times, a week, two weeks even a month that you don’t have all these things happening. There was a time in the immediate past when they happened daily several times. You talked of one bombing within three or four days. There was a time in this country when bombs went off like firecrackers every day.
“There could be five, six bombings in one day. Now, you can have two, three months with no single case of bombing. Let’s be thankful for small mercies. Any mercies we receive, let’s be thankful for it, and let’s not dwell on negatives alone.