President Muhammadu Buhari has expresed that his administration will continue to deal with insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminals who constitute a threat to innocent citizens across the country.
He made this known while speaking on Thursday during the joint security meeting of Northern State Governors’ Forum and traditional rulers.
He stated that the country is battling with different dimensions of security challenges.
He also revealed that he has asked the new service chiefs to devise new strategies that will end the ugly situation.
President Buhari was represented by Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff to the president, at the event.
Buhari said criminality should be handled without resorting to ethnic profiling.
“At the same time, we are confronting the various dimensions of security challenges that continue to slow down the emancipation of our people from poverty and economic deprivation. The Government shall continue to deal with insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminals who constitute a threat to innocent citizens across the country.
“Criminals are criminals and should be dealt with accordingly, without resorting to ethnic profiling. I have already tasked the new Service Chiefs to devise new strategies that will end this ugly situation where the lives of our people continue to be threatened by hoodlums and criminals.”