- President Buhari says he has directed security chiefs to re-strategise security operations and re-position for optimum results
- The president stressed that the government would remain focused on delivering on its mandate of securing the lives of citizens
- Buhari added that the spread of violence would be curbed by local, sub-regional and regional alliances
President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that he has directed security chiefs to re-strategise security operations and re-position for optimum results.
The president made the disclosure during a visit to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Batsari local government council, Katsina state, on Wednesday, August 14, Channels reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the president said he issued the directive last week, during a National Security Council meeting.
He further assured victims of banditry attacks that security measures would be deployed by the federal government and operations strengthened, in order to safeguard lives and property.
The president stressed that the government was fully aware of the plight of citizens and would remain focused on delivering on its mandate of securing the lives of citizens; warning that perpetrators would not go unpunished.
He said: “I am very sad that the consequences of these actions have brought hardship and affected the socio-economic life of our people in the localities.”
He went further: “Agriculture, which is the mainstay of the economy and source of livelihood is worse affected.
“I would like to assure you that the federal government is fully aware of your situation as I receive daily reports from security agencies and the governor, Aminu Bello Masari, who personally visited and briefed me on the killings and wanton destruction by the armed bandits not only in Katsina but in other states as well.
“Let me assure all and sundry that the protection of lives and property of the citizenry is the prime essence of government. We shall be focused and determined to protect our citizens.”
The president said the spread of violence would be curbed by local, sub-regional and regional alliances; pointing out that insecurity had reached a disturbing dimension globally.
He further urged citizens to support the security agencies.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Buhari said terrorists who shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ while killing innocent people with bombs and knives don’t know God and are lying.
The president said “Islam did not give individuals the right to kill others without following due process in the court of law”; hence, those perpetrating such evil acts are lying.
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