- President Buhari has admitted that his government has not been able to effectively tackle the nation's security challenges
- The Nigerian leader noted that the government is now getting desperate as it seeks to make peace reign in the country
- Buhari, however, assured that the military has been ordered to ensure Nigeria witness positive changes in terms of security in the next few weeks
President Muhammadu Buhari has admitted that his administration's efforts to tackle the rising spate of insecurity across the country have not "proved to be good enough".
Channel TV reports that the president also said his government is becoming desperate in its attempt to tackle the security menace.
Legit.ng gathers that he made this known while addressing traditional rulers at the State House in Abuja, on Thursday, March 11.
“I assure you, we are doing our best, our best hasn’t proved to be good enough, and we are getting desperate.”
The president explained that the shoot-at-sight order he recently gave against anyone found illegally carrying AK-47 was due to the intelligence report he is getting that the criminal elements still don’t seem to be short of arms and ammunition.
Nevertheless, the president noted that he has given orders to the military to ensure that in a few weeks the nation must experience a difference.
President Buhari noted that the security challenges have to be fixed for investors to come to the country and contribute meaningfully to the economy.
In another related report, President Buhari on Thursday, March 4, directed the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to improve surveillance and control around Nigerian borders.
The Nigerian leader said criminals should be prevented from finding Nigeria as a safe haven to hide and perpetuate their criminality.
According to a statement seen by Legit.ng and issued by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, Buhari gave the directive in his speech at the virtual inauguration of the NIS Technology Building.
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