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We will do everything to end insecurity, punish culprits – Buhari



We will do everything to end insecurity, punish culprits – Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, promised to utilise everything within his powers to fight and end insecurity in the nation as well as bring perpetrators to book.

Buhari made this known at the State House Conference during a dinner with members of the National Assembly.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said this in a statement titled, ‘We Must Do Everything Within Our Powers to End Insecurity, President Buhari Tells National Assembly Members’.

In accordance with the statement, Buhari showed concern that insecurity had hindered the ability of the government to build infrastructure, provide the necessary social services to the people, attract investments that drive innovation, creative industries, and provide jobs and wealth creation.

He said, “Insecurity, manifesting as insurgencies, banditry, kidnapping and urban crime of all sorts is the single most difficult challenge we face today.

“Some of the people who perpetuate these various manifestations of insecurity do so for profit, others, in the name of discredited ideologies.

“Whatever their motivations may be, their actions are an existential threat to our country.

“In these circumstances, we must do everything within our power, without consideration of distractions, to put an end to their activities and bring them to book.

“We cannot allow ourselves to be distracted from this objective, or waver in our commitment, and I am confident that together we will triumph in our present efforts.”

President Buhari also commended the ninth National Assembly for discharging their legislative duties with maturity and competence, depicting the legislature as “full partners in national development.”