The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that never again will terrorists, bandits, and other criminal elements hold sway in any part of the country.
Mr Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, gave the assurance on Monday while addressing a joint press conference in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Although he stated that the government has yet to completely end the security challenges in the country, the minister believes the worst is over.
“As you are all aware, the issue of security has dominated our national discourse in recent times, against the background of the terrorism, banditry and kidnapping in the North-East, North-West and North Central; separatist violence and crude oil theft in the South-East and South-South, as well as cultism, armed robbery and sundry crimes in the South-West,” he said.
“Today (Monday), we are here to tell you that while we may not be there yet, our military and other security agencies have succeeded – and are succeeding – in substantially restoring security across the nation. “As far as the daunting security challenges we face are concerned, we can tell you that the worst is over. Never again will terrorists and bandits and their cohorts hold sway in our country.”