President Muhammadu Buhari has made a reassurance that his administration is seriously tackling security challenges in the country through a multi-pronged approach.
Buhari was represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, at the Grand Finale of the 2019 Nigerian Army Day Celebration and Combat Support Arms Training Week at the Ikeja Cantonment Parade Ground in Lagos.
The President said that the security challenges in the country need to be destroyed and nobody will be allowed to kill or commit other crimes and escape.
“The challenge for us is to recognize this extremism for what it is. To form alliances across faiths and ethnicities to destroy an evil that confronts us all. Fulani herder and farmer conflicts, random killings banditry and kidnapping some attributed to Fulani bandits, in different parts of the country are extant challenges that the army has had to intervene in on several occasions.
“I want to reassure all Nigerians that these issues are being seriously tackled by the Federal Government, working with the States, through a multi-pronged approach. Nobody will be allowed to maim, kill or commit other crimes and escape. It is our duty to apprehend and punish these criminals and we are doing and will continue to do so.”
He assured that the government will continue to show determination towards ensuring that the country is rid of insurgency.
“We also must and will continue to demonstrate the political will and determination towards ensuring that our land is rid of insurgency and that criminality is kept to the barest minimum.
“We have a duty to continue to make available to you, our Armed Forces, all the moral and material support that you require.”