Barely two days after Borno state Governor, Babagana Zulum’s convoy was attacked by unknown gunmen, President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration had done more than expected so far in its fight against the Boko Haram in the North East and militants in the South-South.
Buhari disclosed this in an interview he granted State House correspondents after joining his family members and some top government officials to observe the Eid El-Kabir prayers inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The President’s claim comes barely 24 hours after explosions suspected to be the terrorist Boko Haram sect rocked the capital of Borno, Maiduguri, killing one and several injured.
The President said, “I want Nigerians to be very conscious of their country and what we inherited when we came in 2015 was Boko Haram – North East and the militants, the South-South. Nigerians know that we have done our best.
“What is coming up in the North West and North Central is very disturbing indeed but I believe the military, the police, and other law enforcement agencies from the report I am getting, I think they could do much better.
In a separate statement released by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Buhari was quoted to give assurances that the country would provide security agencies more resources to counter the insecurity issues facing the nation.
The statement read, “He (the President) said considering the security situation on ground when he came to office, ‘Nigerians know that we have done our best. However, what is coming out of the North West and the North Central is very disturbing.’
“Responding to a specific question on the performance of the service chiefs which recently, he said needed to get better, the President said that the military, the police, and other security agencies are working hard.
“We are making available resources to them to even do better,” he assured, adding that “from the reports I am getting, they could do much better…they could do much better. But we are keeping them on the alert all the time to do their duties.”