“I won’t tolerate any Further Herdsmen Killings In Nigeria, I will deal with Their Sponsors now” – Buhari speech on Democracy Day
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday described the continued terrorist acts by Boko Haram, cases of kidnappings, herdsmen and farmers clashes in several communities which have led to high number of fatalities and loss of properties across the country as “unfortunate incidences”.
In his Democracy Day address, Buhari said the issues were being addressed and that the identified culprits and their sponsors would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
He said all the three tiers of Government were presently engaged with communities and religious organizations to restore peaceful co-existence among Nigerians.
His words: “I want to commend members of the Multinational Joint Task Force drawn from Niger, Benin, Chad, Cameroon and our own country in collaboration with the International Community who are assisting in the fight against insurgency in the North East.
“I also commend the gallantry of members of our Armed Forces and other security agencies that have continued to provide security for lives and properties across the country. State and Local traditional authorities are helping with much needed intelligence in this fight against insurgency.
“This administration is pained over the grievous loss of lives and properties occasioned by the carnage of insurgency and other forms of criminality in the country.
“I wish to assure Nigerians that we will not rest until all criminal elements and their sponsors are brought to justice. Government is boosting the capacity of our security agencies through recruitment of more personnel, training and procurement of modern equipment, enhancement of intelligence gathering as well as boosting their morale in the face of daunting challenges.”