Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian President while president on emergency security meeting says his administration is working tirelessly to restore security situation in the North West as he has done in the North East.
Yesterday in Maiduguri I had the honour of addressing the gallant officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces serving in Operation Hadin Kai.
Today at the State House I presided over an Emergency Meeting of the Security Council. Our seriousness about stabilizing the security situation in the country should never be in doubt. All hands will continue to be on deck until the evils of insurgency and banditry and all forms of criminality are tamed.
I know very well the importance of security as the foundation for growth and prosperity. Without securing the country, you cannot grow the economy.
It is truly sad to see, in the North West, people who have lived together for centuries and who share the same culture and outlook, resort to stealing, kidnapping and killing one another. But let me assure that the progress we are seeing in the North East, in terms of security, will be replicated in the North West.
Our military and other security agencies will certainly stabilize the situation, there is no doubt about that. This is why we are investing heavily in procuring hardware and equipment, to strengthen our efforts. Some of these hardware have already arrived, while others are being awaited.
In my address to the troops in Maiduguri yesterday, I charged them to stay focused to achieve our strategic goal of defeating ALL the adversaries of our nation, and restoring economic viability to the North East, North West, and all other parts of the country.
Nigerians truly deserve a Country where they are free to go about their activities without fear or harassment.
Let me also restate how grateful I am, as Commander-in-Chief, and how grateful the entire nation is, for the selfless sacrifices of our Armed Forces, which in some cases have entailed paying the supreme price.
The nation owes them a debt of gratitude for their commitment, dedication and unalloyed loyalty to the Constitution of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
We will continue to prioritize their welfare, and ensure that their sacrifices will never be in vain!