Speaking at the Nigerian Army Day celebration 2018 in Monguno, Borno State on Friday, President Buhari who praised the military’s efforts in bringing an end to the insurgency in the nation, stated that the negative history which was associated with the northeast in the past decade is now gradually becoming a thing of the past, as a result of the efforts of all security agencies.
President Buhari who noted that this year’s celebration is designed to showcase the army’s personnel, equipment, as well as their combat capability, scored his administration high in the fulfillment of its key cardinal policies which are security, economy and anti-corruption.
“Our nation is safe again, thanks to the efforts of our security agencies.
“Members of the Boko Haram insurgents now surrender willingly in their numbers to our troops.
“I am happy to inform Nigerians that all other forms of security challenges in other parts of the country are being tackled by our security agencies”.
“In the last three years of this administration, we have worked tirelessly to ensure and preserve the dignity and sanctity of life.
“When I was sworn in as the President and Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I promised that this administration will tackle the challenges of insecurity, poor economy and fight corruption.
“We are all witnesses to the fact that our once battered economy as a nation, has exited recession and is once again vibrant,” the President said.
Channels TV reported that on security, he, however, noted that although violent acts are still being perpetrated by “those desperate to cause mayhem”, the government will continue to do its best to fish them out and ensure they are punished.
“There are pockets of violence in several states, some deliberately initiated by disgruntled persons who have lost all arguments and are desperate to cause mayhem as a way of seeking relevance.
“We shall fish them out and punish them according to the provision of the law”.