President Muhammadu has declared that Nigeria has been made safe again by the Military.
He said this at the Nigeria Army Day celebration 2018 in Monguno, Bornu State on Friday while praising the military’s efforts in bringing the insurgency in the country to an end.
He said the negative history which was associated with the northeast in the past decade is now gradually becoming a thing of the past, as a result of the combined efforts of all security agencies in the country.
He also pointed out that Boko Haram insurgents now surrender willingly to the troops adding that although there are still challenges, they are being tackled head-on.
“I am happy to inform Nigerians that all other forms of security challenges in other parts of the country are being tackled by our security agencies”.
The president noted that this year’s celebration is designed to be a show of force by the military showcasing the army’s personnel, equipment, as well as their combat capability.
He also scored his administration high in the fulfillment of its key cardinal policies which are security, economy and anti-corruption.
“In the last three years of this administration, we have worked tirelessly to ensure and preserve the dignity and sanctity of life. When I was sworn in as the President and Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I promised that this administration will tackle the challenges of insecurity, poor economy and fight corruption. We are all witnesses to the fact that our once battered economy as a nation, has exited recession and is once again vibrant,” said the President
The President said noted that although violent acts are still being perpetrated by “those desperate to cause mayhem”, the government will continue to do its best to fish them out and ensure they are punished.
“There are pockets of violence in several states, some deliberately initiated by disgruntled persons who have lost all arguments and are desperate to cause mayhem as a way of seeking relevance. We shall fish them out and punish them according to the provision of the law”. The President said on Friday.