- Samson Omale
Nigeria Is Not Overwhelmed by Insecurity-Lai Mohammed
The Federal Government says it is not overwhelmed by security challenges facing the country and has the wherewithal to confront them headlong and restore law and order.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated this on Tuesday in Lagos at a meeting with the Online Publishers.
Mohammed who was briefing the publishers on national security said the federal government was conscious of the development and working to restore peace, law and order,
The minister berated those advocating for truncation of democracy over the security challenges.
“I have read comments saying the Federal Government is overwhelmed and does not 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 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,’’ he said.
The minister frowned at the negative narrative that the terrorists and bandits had superior firepower over the nation’s military.
He said the military were constraint by the possibility of recording collateral damage.