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Insecurity: We’re winning war against criminals – Tinubu

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu 10

President Bola Tinubu has said that the nation’s security forces are winning the war against insecurity in the Northwest.

The President made this statement at the Northwest Peace and Security Summit organized by the North-West Governors’ Forum in Katsina, the capital of Katsina State on Monday.

Tinubu, who was represented by his vice, Kashim Shettima, assured Nigerians that the progress made so far is just the beginning as the government is making more effort to provide a better secure environment for all citizens.

“Our military forces, through various operations such as Operation Hadin Kai and Operation Safe Haven, have made true their promise to the nation by targeting like Boko Haram and bandits who have held for too long.

“Through enhanced border security and intelligence capabilities, we have disrupted and dismantled criminal networks. Each of you here is aware of the high-profile figureheads of these groups neutralized by our forces, and I am here to share with you that this is just the beginning,” he said.

The President, who dismissed insinuations that insecurity in the Northwest is a sectional agenda, argued that whatever affects any part of the nation destabilizes the other, stressing that the administration’s promise of securing Nigeria remains its priority since assuming office over a year ago.

According to him, the strategies employed by the government in fighting insecurity in the region have begun to provide redemption, adding that there will be no slowdown until the aim of totally dismantling insurgents is achieved.

Tinubu disclosed that the government is making huge efforts to strengthen collaboration among security agencies to ensure a unified approach in the fight against insurgency.

He also said that guidelines, such as standard operating procedures and rules of engagement, are being adhered to in all the approaches in the battle against insurgents.

The President added that the government is coordinating joint training exercises, inter-agency cooperation, communication, and information sharing among security agencies.