- The federal government has reacted to the insecurity challenges in the country
- Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, disclosed how the government will restore order
- The minister urged Nigerians not to politicise the issue of security
Despite the escalating insecurity in the country, the Nigerian government has said it is not overwhelmed by the situation.
He said the widespread belief that the federal government is clueless about solving the insecurity in the country is untrue.
“It is no longer news that our dear nation is facing security challenges. However, I have read comments saying the Federal Government is overwhelmed and doesn’t have a clue as to how to tackle the challenges.
''Some have even gone as far as suggesting a truncation of the democratic order, a clearly treasonable stance.''
The minister promised that in the coming days Nigerians will see security forces confront the challenges and restore law and order.
The Nigerian Army disclosed on Tuesday, May 11, that the attack on the mosque occurred when worshippers were offering their Ramadan prayers.
A spokesperson for the army, General Mohammed Yerima, said the bandits stormed the venue on Monday morning, May 10, shooting sporadically and abducted the worshipers.
In another news, the governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai has revealed that they were prepared to lose some children during a planned attack on bandits when the 29 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka were abducted.
According to him, the plan was to attack, kill the bandits even if it meant some students would die in the process and rescue the rest.