- Lai Mohammed has declared the war against security challenges in the country
- According to him, it is necessary to give credit to the country's security outfits for their efforts in ridding the country of bad actors
- Mohammed who disclosed this at a press conference was joined by Rauf Aregbesola
In what will excite many Nigerians, it has been revealed that the war against insecurity is been prosecuted diligently by our security forces.
This was disclosed by the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, on Monday, January 25, at a press conference attended by Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior, Punch Newspaper reports.
“I can tell you today that the armed forces, the police and other security and intelligence agencies are ramping up their efforts to enhance the security of lives and property across the country, and the results are beginning to show.
“Since the beginning of this year, which is barely three weeks old, the Armed Forces of Nigeria have neutralised 158 criminal elements across the country. This is in addition to scores of other terrorists and armed bandits killed during airstrikes.
“Some 52 criminal elements were arrested, with scores of arms, ammunition and equipment recovered.
“Troops have also rescued a total of 17 kidnapped victims across the country.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the minister of information and culture lauded the Nigeria Air Force Investments Limited (NAFIL) and Papel Image Tech for the conceptualisation and making of the movie “Eagle Wings.”
The movie which was premiered in Abuja on Tuesday, January 19, is a poignant action war drama about an Air Force fighter pilot who is caught in the harrowing world of insurgency.
The film explores the often tragic, yet thrilling business of fighting for life, peace, and the freedom to love in the face of great ferocity.
Legit.ng also reported that the Hunters Group of Nigeria rescued no fewer than 19 kidnapped victims at Kabba junction in Adavi local government area of Kogi state.
Inusa Bature, the chairman of the group who disclosed this while speaking with newsmen on Sunday, January 24, said six kidnappers were also arrested following a tip-off, Nigerian Tribune reports
Bature explained that the group responded to a distress call that the kidnappers' abducted some travellers and engaged them in a firefight.
In another development, security forces rescued 103 kidnapped victims in Katsina, the governor of the state, Aminu Masari, revealed on Friday, January 8.
The governor disclosed this as he spoke with rescued victims at Government House on Friday.
Masari noted that this development is a continuation of the exercise that started with the recovery of the 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara.