Buhari assures Nigerians, says insecurity will end before 2023

President Muhammdu Buhari has assured Nigerians that insecurity challenges ravaging the countriy will be brought to an end before the end of the year.

The country is currently battling insecurity on many fronts, ranging from the activities of the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP), Boko Haram terrorists and bandits in the North to separatists group in the East, oil thieves in the South to kidnapping in the West.

The government has been so overwhelmed that the terrorists made efforts to destabilise the government in the Centre with attacks in the Federal Capital Territory recently.

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However, the military has recorded landmark victories recently against the non-state actors.

Meanwhile, the president has again assured Nigerians that the government is doing all it could to ensure the menace is a thing of the past.

Buhari who gave this assurance at the 2022 Olojo festival in Ile-Ife, Osun state, on Saturday, September 24, 2022, urged Nigerians to be security conscious and should not leave policing the country to security operatives alone.

The Olojo Festival is an ancient festival celebrated annually in Ile-Ife.

It was once described by Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi as a festival that celebrates the Black race all over the world.

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In a message sent through the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, the president said, however, that all Nigerians must be part of the war to end insecurity.

He noted that the war against insecurity could not be left to only the security agencies to handle.

“All of us must be concerned about security. The government will play its part; we must work together with security agencies to overcome the challenges of insecurity,’’ he said.

Buhari commended Oba Ogunwusi for contributing immensely to the fight against insecurity.

Earlier, Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, commended the Ooni for his will and capacity to sustain the rich heritage of his forebears.

Oyetola, who was represented by his deputy, Mr Benedict Alabi, said the annual Olojo Festival is phenomenal in the history of Ile-Ife and that of Yoruba race.

(NAN)

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