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Stop bandits’ attacks, killings, kidnappings on Abuja-Kaduna expressway, across Nigeria, Buhari orders security agencies

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday directed the nation’s defence and security chiefs to stop bandits’ attacks, killings and kidnappings along Abuja-Kaduna road in particular and other places across the country.

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, told journalists at the end of the National Security Council (NSC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja that President Buhari also ordered the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies not to rest on their oars, notwithstanding the progress and efforts being made to eliminate insurgency, banditry, kidnapping for ransom, and all the other criminalities.

According to Aregbesola, “the President said that we are not yet where we should be, that Nigerians deserve to live in peace. And that until we achieved that we will not rest.”

Asked if the resurgence of criminal activities along Abuja-Kaduna highways was discussed at the meeting, Aregbesola said: “Oh, yes. The Police and other security agencies have been mobilised to intensify surveillance, patrol in pursuit of the criminals. And it’s not only about Abuja, Kaduna. Yes, Abuja-Kaduna belt was discussed specifically, but we appreciated the fact that we are in the season of festivity.

“So, all agencies committed to providing security for Nigeria and the maintenance of law and order, have been ordered to improve on their activities, intensify surveillance and minimize, if not eliminate totally any threat to law and order anywhere in Nigeria.”

Asked if the military or the police would take the lead, he said: “Police, as I said, is the lead agency on internal security. So whatever I’ve said about maintenance of Law and Order will start with the police and then extend to all the other security agencies, certainly.”

Asked if the issue of bandits collecting ransom, taking over and administering some areas in the country was discussed, he said: “Specific orders have been given to all our security agencies. And we’ll see an improved response to all those challenging the sovereignty of Nigeria in whatever form and creating insecurity in whatever form anywhere.

“The council today took firm decision on what to be done and I can assure Nigerians that with the charge from the President and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces today, there will be an improved response to all forms of criminality in any part of Nigeria.”

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