President Buhari pledges more resources to deal with insecurity

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has assured of his commitment to deploy more resources to the military, Police and other security agencies to deal with the deteriorating security situation in the country, The Guardian reported.

Assessing the state of security, the President described the situation, particularly in the Northwest and North Central as “very disturbing.”

According to The Guardian report, the president gave the message shortly after performing the Eid prayers with his family and aides at the forecourt of the State House, Abuja yesterday.

The President said while much had been achieved, security-wise, from the situation he inherited in 2015, more still needed to be done.

“Nigerians know that we have done our best. However, what is coming out of the Northwest and the North Central is very disturbing,” the president said.

On the question of the performance of the service chiefs, the president said that needed to get better, but added that the military, Police and other security agencies were working hard.

“We are making available resources to them to even do better,” he assured, adding: “From the reports I am getting, they could do much better…they could do much better. But we are keeping them on the alert all the time to do their duties.”

On the issue of corruption, Buhari said all past and present cases would be fully investigated.

“This is why we put the commission (of investigation) in place. There has been abuse of trust by people trusted by the previous administration and this administration,” he said, stressing that all of such cases would be uncovered and firmly dealt with by his government.

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