- President Buhari has expressed unhappiness over spate of killings in the northern part of the country
- The president said his administration has ordered deployment of more troops into the affected areas
- He noted that there is need to carry out fundamental review of the nation’s security architecture to enable the police play more roles in internal security
President Buhari, on Friday, August 3, said he was saddened by the spate of killings in the northern part of the country, particularly by armed bandits and other criminal elements, promising that the situation would be brought under control.
Leadership reports that the president said his administration had ordered deployment of more troops into the affected areas and further called for increased vigilance on the part of security forces in the troubled areas.
The president made this known at the graduation ceremony of Course 26 of the National Defence College, Abuja.
Boss Mustapha, the secretary to the government of the federation, who represented the president said the present administration is encouraged by the efforts of the armed forces in ensuring peace and security across the country, noting that through their collective efforts and commitment, the activities of the Boko Haram terrorist group is now in recession.
President Buhari noted that although more needs to be done in several fronts to achieve the desired goals of the administration’s cardinal objectives.
He added that there is need to carry out fundamental review of the nation’s security architecture to enable the police play more roles in internal security.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that President Buhari expressed condolence over the reported killing of 15 worshippers and two religious leaders by gunmen in Benue state.
The president’s condolence was published via his official Facebook page on Tuesday, April 24.
Buhari described the killing as despicable and unfortunate. He noted that some persons were trying to stoke up religious crises. He assured the people that the assailants will be caught and brought to justice
He said: "I extend my sincere condolences to the Govt and people of Benue State, the Mbalom community, and especially the Bishop, priests and members of the St Ignatius' Catholic Church, whose premises was the unfortunate venue of the heinous killings of worshippers and two priests by gunmen. This latest assault on innocent persons is particularly despicable.''
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