President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that his government will tackle banditry, Herdsmen and kidnapping.
Naija News reports that Buhari, who was represented by the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, stated this at the graduation of Course 29 participants of the National Defence College on Friday in Abuja.
The president said his government and security agencies response in tackling security threats have been strong, determined and robust.
According to him, the have embarked on a comprehensive multisectoral and cross-thematic approach, by strengthening existing structures and initiating new security outfits.
Buhari said: “Although the nation is still grappling with the challenges of terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, farmers and herder clashes and militancy, the responses by my government and security agencies in tackling these threats have been strong, determined and robust in order to enhance the security of lives and property of Nigerians.
“We consolidated the peace in the Niger Delta and recovered vast territories overtaken by terrorists in the North East.
“We are making continuous efforts at consolidating the progress made in improving the enabling security environment for peace and development.
“In spite of all of these challenges, our faith in the nation is unshaken.
“Our resolve and will to take the nation to greater heights remains strong.
“My government’s collective effort is to leverage technological innovations to deliver the dividends of democracy for national development.
“For the graduands of Course 29, you are graduating at a time when the values acquired in the College are most needed.”