Garba Shehu says President Muhammadu Buhari deserves credit for his efforts in addressing Nigeria’s security concerns.
This remark was made by the Nigerian leader’s senior special assistant while presenting a paper in Katsina state on Friday, November 26.
He claims that the Buhari administration is the only one that has offered a viable solution to the herder-farmer conflict.
Katsina – President Muhammadu Buhari’s senior special assistant for media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, has stated that the president deserves credit for his efforts in resolving the country’s farmers/herders problem.
The presidential spokesman made the comment on Friday, November 26, at the 10th anniversary of the Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA) in Katsina state, according to the Daily Trust.
Why Buhari Deserves Credit For Tackling Insecurity, Garba Shehu reveals
Shehu claimed that it is wrong to assert that the government has or is not doing anything to address insecurity while presenting a paper titled “Fake news: Challenges of Information Management.”
According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is the first Nigerian government since independence to propose a viable solution to the herder-farmer conflict, according to P.M News.
He went on to say that the president is concerned about the threat of farmer-herder confrontations, banditry, and land disputes to citizens and peaceful coexistence between diverse ethnic and religious groups.
Earlier, truetalknews reported that President Buhari ordered an immediate security response to the current insecurity across the country, occasioned by bandits and insurgents activities.
The Nigerian leader gave the marching orders on Thursday, November 25, after receiving briefs from all security chiefs, security agencies and intelligence organizations for security nationwide.
Rauf Aregbesola, the minister of interior made the disclosure at the end of the National Security Council (NSC) meeting presided over by President Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
Group blames intelligence failure for recent killing of army general, others Meanwhile, a coalition of 76 Non-governmental Organisations and Civil Society Activists knocked the intelligence arms of the military and the Department of State Security Services (DSS) for continued attacks on military formations and other infrastructure of the state by terrorists.
The activists also lamented over the kidnapping and robbery by bandits saying the attacks were not only a setback to the war against insecurity but a blatant embarrassment to the armed forces and Nigeria in general.
The group particularly made reference to the recent kidnapping of travellers in broad daylight along Abuja-Kaduna road, an attack in Borno that resulted in the killing of a General and three other soldiers, the attack on a Kaduna-Abuja bound train, and several others as clear instances of intelligence failure.