PRESIDENT BUHARI RULES OUT AMNESTY FOR BANDITS AND TERRORISTS, VOWS TO DEAL WITH THEM
President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has said his administration will not grant amnesty to bandits and terrorists.
Speaking on Thursday during the joint security meeting of Northern State Governors’ Forum and Traditional Rulers, Buhari vowed to deal with all insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and other criminals who constitute a threat to innocent citizens across the country.
He stated that Nigeria is bedeviled with different security challenges, adding that he has asked the new service Chiefs to implement strategies that would put an end to the menace.
The President, who was ably represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, said criminality should be handled 'without resorting to ethnic profiling.'
Buhari said; “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.
“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.
“I expect that at this meeting, your Forum will also discuss and devise ways of building stronger collaboration with the security architecture and the people in defeating criminality across the region and the nation at large.”
The President noted that Nigeria is making steady progress in addressing the many challenges impeding developmental and progress.
He said his administration is providing infrastructure such as roads, railways, airports among others which are pivotal to economic prosperity Nigeria and the citizens.