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We will stop insecurity, be patient, Buhari assures Nigerians


President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the efforts of his government to eradicate insecurity in the country and appealed to Nigerians to be patient with his administration.

President Buhari stated this in a statement he personally signed late Monday in Abuja and made available to journalists.

He released the statement after a meeting he held with security chiefs and Northern governors on Monday.

Addressing Nigerians in the statement, he assured that his “government is doing its best on the question of equipment.”

He expressed understanding of the perilous times facing Nigerians and promised providing proper equipment for the military so that they can deliver their best.

Buhari said: “We are working very hard to ensure the security situation in every part of Nigeria improves very soon.

“As part of our efforts, we are investing heavily in acquiring modern equipment.

“Some have arrived, some are being cleared at the Ports, and we have others still on their way.

“Our government is doing its best on the question of equipment, and the military know.

“We understand the importance of properly equipping our personnel, so that they can deliver their best.”

The president, therefore, appealed to Nigerians to be patient as the government moves to procure equipment.

This, he said, will enable it fight the various militant and criminal groups unleashing menace on the country.

He added: “I ask for some patience with the acquisition of equipment, especially with the impact of Covid-19 on global supply chains.

“And then when the equipment arrive, we need to train personnel for their usage, ahead of deployment to the field.

“I want all Nigerians to rest assured that we are doing our very best in this regard. You will see substantial improvements very soon.

“Security of the lives and property of all Nigerian people will continue to be a priority for us, he assured.

Recently, the governor of Borno State accused the military of sabotaging the fight against insecurity in the country.

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