- Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has reacted to the security problems in the country
- The politician welcomed the appointment of the new service chiefs
- El-Rufai gave tips on how the military commanders can succeed in checking insecurity in the country
The Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, is confident that the fight against insurgency and other crimes in the country will be curtailed by the newly appointed service chiefs.
El-Rufai said he expects the new military commanders to succeed because they are coming in with new vigour, according to The Day.
He reportedly made the statement when he spoke with journalists during his visit to the Niger state governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, in Minna on Tuesday evening, February 2.
The governor said:
“Whenever you have new people, they come with renewed vigour and the focus to make a difference. So, we hope that things will be even better.''
El-Rufai disclosed that he alongside his counterpart from Niger state presented what they felt were the solutions to banditry activities in their states more than two and a half years ago.
He advised the military commanders to study the report submitted to the previous service chiefs in which recommendations were made on how to check the insecurity menace in the country.
Meanwhile, the newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Lucky Irabor, is already talking tough.
Speaking during the service chiefs' visit to Maiduguri, the Borno state capital recently, General Irabor made very reassuring statements to frontline troops while addressing them.
He said the army is expected to unleash a massive onslaught on the Boko Haram terrorists.
In another news, a serious warning has been issued to Nigerians, urging them to beware of those trying to cause division in the country.
The warning was issued by the Department of State Services (DSS). It claimed some persons and groups are trying to exploit some of the nation's fault lines to cause ethnoreligious violence in parts of the country.
According to him, these people have continued to resort to inciting, unguarded and divisive statements in order to apparently flame the embers of tribal and religious discords.