- Buhari has revealed that despite the security challenges, his administration has done well in tackling criminal elements
- As a result of this, he urged Nigerians to be fair to his government in assessing the security issue of the country
- According to him, this should be assessed based on what was obtainable when he took over in 2015
Nigerians have been urged to look critically at the security gains of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
This call was made by Buhari who insisted that his administration has done its best and will continue to do more by pursuing coherent and consistent policies to deal with terrorism, Punch Newspaper reports.
Consequently, he urged Nigerians to be fair to his government in assessing the security issue in the country by reflecting on what it obtained when he took over in 2015.
The resident added that the Northwest which had given the nation some “headache” will experience a turnaround for the better.
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Buhari disclosed this on Friday, January 14, during a visit to the State House, Abuja, by the Grand Khalifa of the Tijjaniyya Islamic Movement World-Wide, Tidjani Ali Bin Arabi.
“We have done our best, and we will continue to do more by pursuing coherent and consistent policies to deal with terrorism. I hope God will listen to our prayers.”
Save us from armed bandits in 2022 - Arewa group begs President Buhari
Meanwhile, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to improve the poor security situation in the country in 2022, reminding him that this was the primary reason the majority of Nigerians voted him into power in 2015.
The forum told the president and his security chiefs that Nigerians want to feel safe and secure anywhere in their country from this year on.
The spokesman of the ACF, Emmanuel Yawe, who stated this in an interview with the Nigerian Tribune newspaper on Saturday, January 1, also charged governors and local government chairmen to support the federal government.
Group blames intelligence failure for the increase in terrorists, bandits' attacks
Earlier, a coalition of 76 NGOs and civil society activists knocked the intelligence arms of the military and the Department of State Services 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 an army chief and three other soldiers, and several others as clear instances of intelligence failure.