President Goodluck Jonathan told the people of Bauchi on Saturday that the Federal Government would not relent in its effort at addressing the problem of insecurity in some parts of the country.
Recently, the Boko Haram insurgent group has killed no fewer than 250 persons in Borno and Yobe states, while unknown gunmen have also eliminated 150 others in Kaduna and Katisina states. In the same vein, some Fulani herdsmen have reportedly killed about 200 persons in Benue State.
Speaking when he visited the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Adamu, President Jonathan said that the problem must be tackled for the country to progress.
* President Jonathan in Bauchi on Saturday
He explained that one of the measures was the introduction of various skills acquisition programmes to tackle the problem of youth restiveness and create opportunities for employment.
The President commended the Emir for working towards ensuring peace in the state, adding that in spite of Bauchi being in the North East, it had remained relatively peaceful.
Earlier in his remarks, the Emir had thanked the President for visiting him, expressing satisfaction with the cordial relationship existing between the people of Bauchi State and the Federal government.
He also thanked the Federal Government for appointing some indigenes of the state in some key positions, as well as establishing a Teaching Hospital, Federal Medical Centre and National Obstetric Fistula Centre in the state.
The President, Vice President Namadi Sambo and some prominent politicians were in Bauchi to attend the North East Zonal Rally of the Peoples Democratic Party.