Insecurity in north-west surprising, says President Buhari
Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has called on the elite and Nigerians to be “more understanding” of the military as the country grapples with a high level of insecurity.
According to President Buhari, the spate of attacks and kidnappings in the north-west is a “big surprise and disappointment”.
Buhari said the military is making efforts to tackle the situation but that it takes a “very long process” to achieve the desired results.
This was contained in a statement released on Thursday by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu.
Buhari said his administration is doing its best with available resources.
“The elite should make the attempt to understand the military. If we order for weapons and armored vehicles, it takes time for the manufacturers. It takes time to ship them and when brought here eventually, they are taken to training institutions, train the trainers before sending them to the field. This is a very long process,” the statement reads in part.
“I expect Nigerians to be more understanding on the issues involved, looking at the time and available resources.
“For example, when we came in, in the Northeast, ask people in Adamawa and Borno States and the South South in terms of security. Without security, you can’t do anything. Our big surprise and disappointment are what is happening in the Northwest and we are dealing with it.”