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Insecurity: Buhari Replies Northern Elders On ‘Step Down’ Order


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President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed not to step down in reaction to the Northern Elder’s Forum (NEF) over rising  insecurity in the country.

His spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a statement on Wednesday, noted that the president’s resignation call is not a solution to the security problems rocking the country.

He added that the presidency will not be drawn into a high-decibel show in the media, as only failed politicians who have failed uses such kind of publicity to connect with the voters in a democracy.

Shehu said; “Resignation call is not a solution to the security problems facing the country”, noting that it built up to a worrisome level following decades of neglect.

“They told citizens to know what their government is doing to deal with this situation and for politicians to come to terms with the fact that it is beneficial to all.

“People don’t have to destroy what is there in a desperate quest to get power”, the presidency said.

In response to the bandit attacks on Kaduna and Niger states axis, Shehu said security agencies have realigned and reorganized ongoing operations.

He also added that both structures and troops intelligence are being reinforced with land-based assets to increase the efficiency.

“The country is equally getting assurances of early delivery of equipment on order from manufacturers and the effort is ongoing to conclude other major procurements still in process,” Garba Shehu said.

Only this morning, the government at a meeting of the cabinet approved the procurement of the largest ever single procurement of military vehicles.

“Similar major operations are going in the South-East and the South-South where the economic life wire of the nation and electricity transmission lines are currently being secured from saboteurs.”

The presidency accused “sponsored saboteurs” of aiming to show that the government cannot provide power by sabotaging equipment at switches and other vital points.