- President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration has done its best to improve the security situation in the country
- The president expressed concerns over the disturbances in some parts of the country
- Buhari promised that more resources will be given to security agencies to deal with the unwanted security challenges
President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigerians know that his administration has done its best to improve the security situation in the country when considering what he took on when he came into office.
The president, in a message to Nigerians shortly after performing the Eid prayers with his family on Friday, July 31, pointed out that much had been achieved security-wise from the situation he inherited in 2015.
According to a statement through his media aide, Garba Shehu, Buhari expressed concerns over the security disturbances in parts of the country, particularly in the northwest and north-central parts of the country.
He said to Nigerians that there would be more provision of resources for the country’s military, police, and other security agencies to deal with the unwanted security situations in some areas of the country.
Regarding the performance of the service chiefs, the president said there was room for them to improve.
“We are making available resources to them to even do better…from the reports I am getting, they could do much better...they could do much better. But we are keeping them on the alert all the time to do their duties," he was quoted saying.
In another report, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in the House of Representatives have reiterated the call for the service chiefs to resign or to be sacked by President Buhari over insecurity in the country.
The PDP lawmakers on Friday, July 31, said the Boko Haram attack on the convoy of the governor of Borno state, Baba Gana Zulum has reinforced the urgent need to remove the security chiefs.
The PDP caucus in a statement through Ndudi Elumelu, the minority leader of the House of Representatives, called on President Buhari to implement the recent resolution of both chambers of the National Assembly demanding the removal of the service chiefs.
Meanwhile, following the spate of killings in southern Kaduna, the president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Samson Ayokunle, has asked President Buhari to intensify efforts to address insecurity issues in the country.
The CAN president speaking on the ongoing crisis in Kaduna, said the killings have clearly shown Nigeria is at war against enemies of the state.
According to The Cable, Ayokunle who disclosed this in a statement by his special assistant on media and communications, Adebayo Oladeji, condemned the president’s comment explaining that the killings in Kaduna were fuelled by politics and revenge.
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