Presidency reveals when banditry, kidnapping, emerged
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that the current administration met an insecure country in 2015.
Adesina also insisted that insurgency was Nigeria’s main security challenge then, but other challenges like banditry, kidnapping, cultism, among others, later emerged.
He described the situation as worrisome, adding that the Federal Government was really working hard to curb security challenges in the country.
“We met an insecure country, we went at it, and there was some stability, and after a while, it exploded again, and it became hydra-headed,” Adesina told Channels TV on Monday.
“Insurgency was the main problem then. Banditry, kidnapping, cultism [later] came in and all sorts of things. The issue is that security is a big elephant in the room.
“The government is working at it seriously. There is progress, but some people want to mistake it for stagnancy,” Adesina added.
Recall that in recent times terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, and general criminalities have been on the increase across the country lately.
Residents and students of some Northern States have been the main targets of bandits, while unknown gunmen have been attacking police stations in the Southern region of Nigeria.
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