The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Tuesday said the Federal Government and the security agencies have what it takes to crush insurgents, bandits, criminals and other enemies of the country.
According to the minister, who stated this at a press conference in Lagos, government is not overwhelmed by the escalating insecurity in the country contrary to widespread belief.
He 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.”