President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that his administration would fish out and punish politicians responsibility for instigating violence that has led to several killings in the country.
The president made the promised as the special guest at the rounding-off of the Nigerian Army Day celebrations 2018 in Monguno, Borno State on Friday.
He praised the Nigerian Army for their relentless effort to restore peace and keep the nation safe.
However, Buhari said, “There are pockets of violence in several states. Some deliberately instigated by disgruntled politicians who have lost all arguments and are desperate to cause mayhem as a way of seeking relevance. We shall fish them out and punish according to the provisions of the law.”
The president also assessed his administration since it was sworn in on May 29, 2015.
He said, “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 would 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. Our nation is safe again, thanks to the efforts of our security agencies.”
He also promised to ensure that the Dapchi and Chibok schoolgirls in Boko Haram captivity regain freedom.
“I want to use this opportunity to reassure the world, Nigerians and the families of the remaining kidnapped Chibok girls and Leah Sharebu of the Dapchi School girls that this administration will not relent in our efforts to see that they are all released,” he said.
“I also want to reassure all Nigerians that the issue of farmers and herdsmen clashes is being tackled and all those found culpable would be brought to justice. Let me quickly remind us at this point to always be tolerant, loving and ready to give peace a chance.”