President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that the military is making significant efforts to tackle insecurity in the nation, noting that it will take a “very long process” to achieve the desired results.
President who has faced criticism from Nigerians for his ways of handling the insecurity in Nigeria has said this and appealed to the elite and Nigerians to be “more understanding” of the military as they are working seriously to see an end to any form of insecurity in the country.
This was disclosed in a statement released on Thursday by President Buhari’s Spokesperson, Garba Shehu, revealing that the current administration is doing its possible best with available resources to tackle the insecurity.
In the statement:
“The elite should attempt to understand the military. If we order weapons and armoured vehicles, it takes time for the manufacturers. It takes time to ship them and when brought here eventually, they are taken to training institutions, train the trainers before sending them to the field. This is a very long process.”
“I expect Nigerians to be more understanding on the issues involved, looking at the time and available resources.
Speaking about increasing insecurity in the North-west, President Buhari said the attacks and kidnappings in the region is a big “surprise and disappointment”.
“For example, when we came in, in the Northeast, ask people in Adamawa and Borno States and the South-South in terms of security. Without security, you can’t do anything. Our big surprise and disappointment are what is happening in the Northwest and we are dealing with it.”