- President Muhammadu Buhari deserves credit for his efforsts in tackling security issues in Nigeria, accoridng to Garba Shehu
- The Nigerian leader's senior special assistant made this claim on Friday, November 26, while presenting a paper in Katsina state
- According to him, the Buhari administration is the only government that has provided a workable solution to herder-farmer crisis
Katsina - The senior special assistant, media, and publicity to the president, Mallam Garba Shehu has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari deserves credit over his efforts in tackling the farmers/herders crisis in the country.
Daily Trust reports that the presidential spokesman made the remark on Friday, November 26, at the 10th year anniversary of the Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA), in Katsina state.
Shehu while presenting a paper, tagged ‘Fake news: Challenges of information management’, stated that it's incorrect to assert that the government has or is not doing anything to address insecurity.
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According to him, the current administration led by Buhari is the only government of Nigeria since independence that has put forward a working solution to the herder-farmer challenges, P.M News added.
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He went on to note that the president is very concerned about the threat to civilians and peaceful co-existence between different ethnic and religious groups from farmer-herders clashes, banditry and land disputes.
Insecurity: You must not rest, Buhari gives marching orders to security chiefs
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari ordered an immediate security response to the current insecurity across the country, occasioned by bandits and insurgents activities.
The Nigerian leader gave the marching orders on Thursday, November 25, after receiving briefs from all security chiefs, security agencies and intelligence organizations for security nationwide.
Rauf Aregbesola, the minister of interior made the disclosure at the end of the National Security Council (NSC) meeting presided over by President Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
Group blames intelligence failure for recent killing of army general, others
Meanwhile, a coalition of 76 Non-governmental Organisations and Civil Society Activists knocked the intelligence arms of the military and the Department of State Security Services (DSS) for continued attacks on military formations and other infrastructure of the state by terrorists
The activists also lamented over the kidnapping and robbery by bandits saying the attacks were not only a setback to the war against insecurity but a blatant embarrassment to the armed forces and Nigeria in general.
The group particularly made reference to the recent kidnapping of travellers in broad daylight along Abuja-Kaduna road, an attack in Borno that resulted in the killing of a General and three other soldiers, the attack on a Kaduna-Abuja bound train, and several others as clear instances of intelligence failure.