- The federal government has condemned attacks on security forces in the country
- The minister of information, Lai Mohammad, described the attacks as mindless
- Mohammad stated that perpetrators of the attacks will face justice
The federal government has vowed that it will apply an overwhelming force on known or unknown gunmen responsible for attacks on security forces across the country.
The minister described the deadly attacks on soldiers the police, customs, and other security agents as a dangerous trend.
Mohammad warned that such conduct is an attack on the state and a declaration of war against the federal government.
“I want to say, unequivocally, that any attack on our security men and women is an attack on the state and a declaration of war against the nation. It follows, therefore, that this will be countered with overwhelming force.’’
The minister appealed to Nigerians to support security agencies.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved new security measures for the southeast and south-south regions of the country in what seems like an attempt to check the escalating attacks on police formations in the zones.
The Nation reported that Buhari made the decision following eleven days of security meetings at the presidential villa, Abuja which ended on Tuesday, May 11.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, informed journalists about the new security measures in the regions.
In another news, despite the escalating insecurity in the country, the Nigerian government has said it is not overwhelmed by the situation.
The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, told journalists at a press briefing in Lagos on Tuesday, May 11, that the government has the power to crush the bandits.
He said the widespread belief that the federal government is clueless about solving the insecurity in the country is untrue.