Federal Government directs security agencies to end banditry, kidnappings, others in the country

Federal Government of Nigeria

ABUJA (Min of Interior Report) -President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Security Agencies in the country, to put an end to all the security challenges facing the nation.

He reiterated government’s determination to ensure the protection of lives and properties of Nigerians stating that, the deteriorating security situation in the country would no longer be tolerate.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, who represented the President, stated that the wanton destruction of lives and properties in Katsina State and the entire country through banditry, kidnappings, armed robbery, rape, insurgency, and other forms of criminality will no longer be tolerated.

Aregbesola who was accompanied by the Heads of Security Agencies in charge of internal security in the country, reiterated the President’s resolve to ensure internal security, through strengthening the internal security architecture of the Ministry of Interior.

The President also charged the Batch ‘B’ of Agro Rangers, under training at the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC) Katsina, to concentrate adequately on the training being received, with particular reference to using it on graduation, to tackle the challenges of hoodlums, extremists, kidnappers and other acts of criminality that are terrorizing the people of the State and its environs.

He further directed the Security Agencies in charge of internal security to continue to collaborate with relevant sister government agencies, through intelligence sharing, with the view to putting an end to the prevailing security challenges facing the country.

While speaking earlier at the event, the Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari, expressed confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, to restore peace and security in Katsina State, North West and the entire nation.

He added that the people of Katsina State would ever be grateful for his show of sympathy to the people of the State. He expressed hope that the issue of security challenges would soon become a past issue as the Minister is capable.

The Emir of Kastisina Abdulmunini Kabir Usman (Dr.), also expressed confidence in Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, as Minister of Interior, appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari, to spearhead the renewed vigour in tackling the problems of internal security in the country.

He enjoined the Minister to develop a lasting synergy among all security agencies in which intelligence and information sharing is key.

Mohammed Manga
Director (Press & Public Relations)
For: Honourable Minister