Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that the country has received new equipment to fight any form of insecurity.
This was stated on Saturday by President Buhari at the passing-out parade of the 68 regular course comprising officers of the army, navy and air force, of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna state.
The president, who expressed concern over insecurity, said he believes that the new equipment will contribute significantly to improving security in the country.
“As you are all aware, our beloved nation Nigeria is facing many security challenges at this period. We continue to face security threats and violent crimes such as insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and politically motivated killings which threaten our national integration,” he said.
“I assure you that this administration will continue to do everything within the ambit of the law to eliminate all forms of violent crimes that are creating fear and anxiety among the citizenry.“It is pertinent to state in this regard that, we have received new equipment in our fight against any form of insecurity from our friendly countries. These assets will be deployed to accelerate the fight against insecurity in all parts of the country.”
The president said his administration remains committed to addressing the country’s security challenges, corruption and the economy.
“It is against this backdrop that we introduced a new Landing Ship Tank early this year to replace the first set of naval ship tanks which were decommissioned by the Nigerian Navy,” he said, according to a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman.
“The introduction of the Landing Ship Tank is expected to bolster the Navy’s Sealift capability and promote our global maritime commerce, peace and safety within the Gulf of Guinea and our maritime neighbourhood.”
Addressing the cadets, he said the missions they would undertake will be “complex”, but said he believes in the ability of the officers to confront such challenges.“The contemporary security environment has been described as violent, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. You can therefore expect that the missions that you will be tasked to undertake will be similarly complex,” he said.
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“Beyond these significant rationales, I am convinced that we have a real stake, and an abiding self-interest, in making sure our children and our grandchildren grow up in a world where school children are not kidnapped and where individuals are not slaughtered because of their tribe, faith or political beliefs.“I believe that a world of greater freedom and tolerance is not only a moral imperative, but also a fundamental requirement for our collective safety.
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