President Muhammadu Buhari Reiterates His Administrations Commitment to Tackling Insecurity in the Country
In an address to traditional rulers at the State House in Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari has said the government’s best has proven not to be good enough in tackling the high level of insecurity in the country, adding that the shoot on sight order he gave was as a result of the ever increasing crimes in the country as the perpetrators never seem to run out of weapons and ammunition.
“One thing that went to the press which I read by myself was that anybody with AK-47 should be shot because AK-47 is supposed to be registered and it is only given to security officials”.
“We closed the borders you know for how many years, but the intelligence report I am getting on a daily basis shows that those who are conducting the abductions, the killings, and so on, still don’t seem to be short of arms and ammunition”.
“I see how they attacked police stations, killed the police, ransacked the armoury and the magazine.
“The state government is saturated, the local government is saturated and nobody will bring a kobo to invest in Nigeria if we keep on making Nigeria insecure. And so that message must be told to the youths.”
He however assured that he has given orders to the military to ensure that in a few weeks, the nation experiences a difference.
Recall that in an interview with BBC Hausa, presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu had on Thursday, March 4, stated a directive from President Buhari to security agencies, ordering them to shoot anyone carrying a rifle in the bush because the guns are only handed to law enforcement agencies who have been duly licensed to wield such weapons.
Source: Channels TV