Insecurity On The Decrease In Nigeria – Minister
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture has declared that efforts by the federal and affected state governments have ensured remarkable improvements in security situations across the country.
He stated this on Tuesday while giving his opening remarks at the special town hall meeting on security organized by his ministry on the efforts of the Federal Government and that of the North-West governments to tackle insecurity in the region.
In his submission, the Minister said the President Buhari led administration will never play politics with the security of Nigerians.
Issues discussed during the meeting include banditry, Boko Haram, cattle rustling and kidnapping in the region.
Mohammed said, “As you are all aware, one of the cardinal programmes of the Buhari administration is to tackle insecurity across the country. Whether it is Boko Haram, banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling or armed robbery, the administration has faced the challenges posed by insecurity with grit and determination.
“The Federal Government is unrelenting in tackling these challenges because without peace and security, there can be no development.
“Here in the North-West, the security challenges; banditry, cattle rustling and kidnapping, have been unique and daunting. The deadly attacks that claimed lives and destroyed property were daily making headline news all over the country. At a stage, the situation became so bad in some of the states in the North-West that many felt they were intractable.
“But thanks to the unrelenting efforts of the Federal government as well as the determination and innovative efforts of the governments of the affected states, there has been a remarkable improvement, and peace and security are gradually returning to the worst-hit states.”
Also present at the security meeting were the Governors of Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto States, as well as the minister of defence, Major General Bashir Magaji (rtd), and Interior Minister, Rauf Aregbesola.
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