The Presidency have said that does anybody still wonder what the Buhari Administration is doing on tackling insecurity? Even the blind can see it, and the deaf can hear it, except those who choose to be willfully blind and willfully deaf which there’s not much anybody can do to help them.
In a statement released on the official social media platform by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina recently, highlighting what Buhari’s Administration has done to tackle insecurity in the country.
He said when President Buhari came in May 2015, what did he meet? A country that was almost in disarray, with bombs going off like firecrackers daily. “The insurgency by Boko Haram was festering in the North-east, North-West, North-Central, with Abuja, the Federal capital having been serially bombed.
There was Nyanya 1, Nyanya 2, United Nations Building, Police Force Headquarters, series of shopping malls, churches, mosques, and many others, all bombed, with many lives lost. “On assumption of office, the President approved the procurement of military equipment including fighter aircraft and helicopter gunships.
This visionary step has profoundly impacted positively on Nigerian Air Force operations. Government has so far procured and inducted 22 aircraft, the Service is expecting 17 additional platforms including 12 Super Tucanos from the United States.
The Service has undoubtedly come a long way from where it was in 2015″, he said. He added that army, navy, police, and all other security agencies are not left out in the new wind of reequipping and retraining blowing across the sector. “And the result is the bloody nose being given criminals in different parts of the country. And it continues, till the whole land is secured. “If there was efficiency, why is there proliferation of regional security outfits; Amotekun in the South-West, Shege-Ka-Fasa in the North, and with other parts of the country warming up to set up their own? Good question. Security is collective responsibility.
It is a collaboration between the government and the people, and those who heap all the blame on government, for political capital, are missing the point. The people must be involved in securing their communities and country, but within the bounds of the law”, he explained.
He further said President gave a directive that command centre of the Boko Haram war should move to Maiduguri, in Borno State, which was the epicenter of the insurgency. “Pronto, the Service Chiefs moved, and the country was saved. Boko Haram got flushed out of Abuja, North-central, North-west, Yobe, Adamawa, and got circumscribed in Sambisa Forest.
“Soon, their last stand, Camp Zero fell, and since then, they have been scattered like sheep without shepherd. They mingled with the civilian population, from where they launch cowardly atavistic attacks.
They became degraded, but just like a scorched snake, not beheaded yet, they still retain capacity for evil. But can you compare what is, with what used to be? Not at all. But some people have short memories. Securing Nigeria is a task that must be done, and is being done. The work continues”, he said.