President Muhammadu Buhari says the federal government and security agencies have handled the prevailing insecurity in the country in a “strong, determined and robust” manner.
The president, who was represented by the minister of defense, Bashir Magashi, at the graduation of Course 29 participants of the National Defence College in Abuja, said the focus of the government is to promote multi-national, combined, joint and special inter-agency collaborations.
The president while assuring the troops that their sacrifices would not be in vain, commended the personnel of the Nigeria police, intelligence and security agencies as well as local vigilante and community groups for their efforts.
The president’s comment comes as Kaduna, Plateau and other parts of the country grapple with a surge in attacks, killings, and destruction of properties.
“The responses by my government and security agencies in tackling these threats have been strong, determined and robust in order to enhance 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,” he added.
The president assured the troops that their sacrifices would not be in vain.
He commended the personnel of the Nigeria police, intelligence and security agencies as well as local vigilante and community groups for their efforts.