Again, Buhari vows to defeat bandits, kidnappers, criminals

President Muhammadu Buhari once again reiterated his administration’s resolve to deal with bandits, criminals and kidnappers.

“The Government shall continue to deal with insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminals who constitute a threat to innocent citizens across the country.

“Criminals are criminals and should be dealt with accordingly, without resorting to ethnic profiling. I have already tasked the new Service Chiefs to devise new strategies that will end this ugly situation where the lives of our people continue to be threatened by hoodlums and criminals.”

The President spoke at a joint security meeting of Northern State Governors’ Forum, Northern Traditional Rulers Council and a Federal Government delegation in Kaduna on Tuesday.

Represented by his Chief of Staff Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, the President urged the leaders to “discuss and devise ways of building stronger collaboration with the security architecture and the people in defeating criminality across the region and the nation at large.”

The President also challenged the Northern political and traditional leaders on specific challenges of the region bothering on population growth, agriculture value chain development and revival of industries and other economic opportunities for job creation.

Buhari said he has already tasked the new Service Chiefs to devise new strategies that will end the ugly security situation where the lives of Nigerians continue to be threatened by hoodlums and criminals.

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