“The fight against insecurity was boosted by the border drill, which curtailed access to weapons by terrorists and other criminals.”
Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, has admitted that the outgoing year was very challenging for the federal government in terms of combating insecurity in the country.
Mohammed made the admission on Monday in Ikeja, Lagos State, while addressing a press conference on the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
He said: “Security of lives and property has remained a priority of this administration, hence the tremendous improvement that has been witnessed in fighting terrorism, banditry, kidnapping and other acts of criminality.
“It was indeed a challenging year in terms of insecurity, but the federal government faced the challenge squarely to cancel doomsday predictions from the political opposition and their allies.
The year saw a surge in the activities of kidnappers, bandits and a rejuvenated Boko Haram insurgents.
The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), recently shared a video showing the execution of 10 Christian on Christmas Eve.
The video sparked outrage, as it reminds Christians in the country of a similar attack on innocent Nigerians on Christmas eve in 2016.
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