- President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his commitment to ending the incessant killings of Nigerians
- The president said that Nigeria's number one greatest problem is the spate of insecurity across the country
- Buhari made the disclosure while speaking with traditional and religious leaders who visited the Presidential Villa on Thursday, April 21
Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, April 21, said that one of the country's biggest challenges is insecurity.
Speaking at an Iftar dinner with religious and traditional leaders at the State House, the president said it would be impossible for any responsive government to ignore the roles religious and traditional leaders could play in society.
Daily Trust reports that while counting on the advice of members of the revered institution towards improved security in Nigeria, the president admitted that the country can only move forward with collaborative efforts.
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He also appealed to the leaders to contribute to making Nigeria a better place in terms of the security situation.
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”Today, insecurity is one of the greatest challenges facing Nigeria’s existence. This administration has invested more resources than any other to tackle insecurity.
”We have acquired advanced equipment for our armed forces and the police to strengthen their capacity to confront terrorism and banditry. We have made adequate budgetary allocations for security."
Commitment to welfare of security agencies and operatives
According to the Punch, President Buhari also noted that every request made by the security agencies is attended to immediately to ensure the lives and property of the Nigerian people are secured.
”The success of our armed and other security forces also depends on intelligence about the activities of bandits and terrorists.
Those aiding and abetting terrorists are helping to destroy their own communities. Our traditional and religious leaders have a key role to play in terms of improving intelligence gathering about the movement of and activities of criminals in their domain."
Boko Haram invades hotel in Yobe, kills 10 guests, set school on fire
Members of the Boko Haram sect had attacked a guest house in Geidam's local government area of Yobe state.
The terrorists attacked the hotel on Wednesday, April 20, and killed 10 guests - both men and women- who were lodged there.
According to residents of the town, the terrorists also invaded a school where they killed one person and set the institution on fire.
Boko Haram, ISWAP members in disarray as troops launch fresh attack, kill many
Some members of the Boko Haram terrorist group had been killed by troops of the Nigerian Military.
The troops deployed to Operation HADIN KAI also killed insurgents under the Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP).
The spokesperson for the defence headquarters, Brigadier-General Bernard Onyeuko said several arms and ammunition were also recovered from the military operation.