- The Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration is working very hard to improve security in every part of Nigeria
- Buhari said his administration was already making efforts to acquirekl modern equipment
- The president disclosed that while some of the purchased equipment have arrived, others are on their way
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President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration is working very hard to improve security in every part of Nigeria very soon.
The Nigerian leader in a statement on Monday, August 10, said his administration was already making efforts to acquire modern equipment to enable security agencies tackle insecurity in the country.
Buhari disclosed that while some of the purchased equipment have been cleared at the ports, others are yet to arrive.
He urged patience on the part of Nigerians pending the acquisition of the equipment following the impact of COVID-19 on global supply chains.
He said when the equipment arrive, security personnel need to be trained on how to use them in the field.
Meanwhile, Northeast governors in Nigeria on Monday, August 10, told President Buhari that Boko Haram insurgents are recruiting more members in the region.
The governors disclosed after a closed-door meeting with President Buhari alongside Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and the heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa, The Cable reports.
Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, addressing journalists a week after his convoy was attacked by insurgents said the leaders of the region highlighted key security challenges in the area.
Zulum who also serves as the Chairman of North East Governors’ Forum (NEGF) said the governors recommended that the police be empowered with adequate equipment to bridge the existing gap in manpower and reduce insurgency.
In another news report, four men suspected to be arm suppliers to Boko Haram terrorists have been killed by operatives of the Niger Republic army.
The suspected terrorists, who were said to be Lybians, were busted and annihilated on Sunday, August 9, on their way to northeast Nigeria.
According to a report in The Guardian, Nigerian forces intercepted the arms supplier before reaching the border that leads to Nigeria.
Recall that the atrocities of Boko Haram insurgents and ISWAP have brought a nightmare on some Nigerians living in the northeast and northwest regions of the country.
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