Tinubu Speaks on Why Insecurity Persists in Nigeria

Tinubu Speaks on Why Insecurity Persists in Nigeria

  • A northwest security summit was held in Katsina state which showcased the joint operations between the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian military, such as Operation Puff Adder, Operation Hadarin Daji, and others
  • At the summit, topical security and safety issues were discussed for the general security, safety, and well-being of the citizens in the region
  • President Bola Tinubu was represented by his vice, and the Nigerian No.2 citizen addressed the nation's lengthy battle with insecurity

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism and security matters in Nigeria.

FCT, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu has blamed inherited security compromises as the reason for the lingering insecurity bedevilling Nigeria, particularly the northwest region.

As reported by The Punch on Monday, June 24, Tinubu said at a two-day security and peace summit organised by the Northwest Governors Forum, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme in Katsina state.

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu speaks on insecurity in Nigeria
President Tinubu not happy with the security situation of Nigeria. Photo credit: @officialABAT
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Kashim Shettima, who represented Tinubu at the programme and read the President’s address, said:

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“The road to redeeming the security compromises we inherited was mapped out before we embarked on this journey. We realised that achieving the peace we seek necessitates addressing the historical injustices that have torn communities apart.
“We must also reverse the institutional frailties governing security and the economic dysfunctions that create vulnerabilities to crime.
"We must also counter the ideological mischief that has pervaded the discourse of peace and security in the region."

Furthermore, the president, in his remarks, advocated for increased involvement in local policing, comprehensive police reform, and the establishment of better Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for security forces.

He emphasised the need for enhanced collaboration among all security agencies to effectively capture those who undermine the sovereignty of Nigeria, while assuring Nigerians of improved security across the country, particularly in the northwest, noting that if Nigeria fails in security, Africa fails.

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.