Yusuf Bello| President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday while acknowledging that security agencies “could do much better” in curbing insecurity in the North-East and North-Central parts of the country, said his government has done its best in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents and militancy in the oil-rich Niger Delta region.
President Buhari who made the comments during a brief chat with state house correspondents after attending a Sallah service in Abuja, said he desires security, prosperity, and the wellbeing of all Nigerians.
“I wish Nigerians the best of luck,” he said in respect of the Eid-al-Adha marked nationwide on Friday. “We want security, prosperity, and the wellbeing of all Nigerians.
“I want Nigerians to be very conscious of their country. What we inherited when we came around in 2016 was Boko Haram in the North East and the militants in the South-South. Nigerians know that we have done our best.
“What is coming up in North West and North Central is disturbing indeed. But I believe the military and the police and other law enforcement agencies, I think they could do much better, but we are keeping them on the alert to do their duties.”
President Buhari comments is coming on the heels of rising insecurity in the north east and north west which has lead to loss of lives and properties worth hundreds of millions of naira.
On Thursday multiple bomb explosion rocked Maiduguri, the Bornu state capital killing five people, a day after the state governor,s convoy was attacked by Boko Haram insurgents in Baga, a small fishing community in northern part of the state.