The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that the Federal Government is not overwhelmed with the insecurity and it has the power to restore law, order, peace and security in the country.
Mohammed said this at a press briefing in Lagos on Tuesday
According to him, the government and its security agencies have the resources in terms of personnel and fire power to fight against bandits, insurgents, criminals and other enemies of the Nigerian state.
Mohammed said: “It is no longer news that our dear nation is facing security challenges. However, I have read comments saying the Federal Government is overwhelmed and doesn’t have a clue as to how to tackle the challenges. Some have even gone as far as suggesting a truncation of the democratic order, a clearly treasonable stance.
“Well, I am here today to assure all Nigerians that while the government acknowledges the security challenges we face at this time, from terrorism to kidnaping, banditry and farmer-herder conflict, it is definitely not overwhelmed and indeed it has the wherewithal, as you will see in the days ahead, to confront the challenges headlong and restore law and order, peace and security.”