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Banditry, herdsmen, kidnapping: My govt will tackle insecurity – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration is determined to tackle insecurity in Nigeria.

Buhari gave the assurance at the graduation of Course 29 participants of the National Defence College on Friday in Abuja.

Represented by the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, the president said his government had embarked on a comprehensive multisectoral and cross-thematic approach, by strengthening existing structures and initiating new security outfits.

He said: “Although the nation is still grappling with the challenges of terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, farmers and herder clashes and militancy, the responses by my government and security agencies in tackling these threats have been strong, determined and robust in order to enhance the security of lives and property of Nigerians.

“We consolidated the peace in the Niger Delta and recovered vast territories overtaken by terrorists in the North East.

“We are making continuous efforts at consolidating the progress made in improving the enabling security environment for peace and development.

“In spite of all of these challenges, our faith in the nation is unshaken.

“Our resolve and will to take the nation to greater heights remains strong.

“My government’s collective effort is to leverage technological innovations to deliver the dividends of democracy for national development.

“For the graduands of Course 29, you are graduating at a time when the values acquired in the College are most needed.”

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