The Minister of Defense, Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi, has blamed politicians, traditional rulers and other stakeholders for the escalating insecurity in the country.
The Punch reported that the minister made the announcement on Thursday, July 29, during a one-day security conference organized by Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State.
Political and traditional office bearers at the local government level are often absent from their constituencies and thus create a gap that is filled by insurgents, terrorists and bandits in the local government.
What about the failure of our religious leaders and commentators who do not address the concerns of angry religious extremists, and the continued mobilization of local residents from local and public leaders?
The minister also blamed the security crisis on poor intelligence and a reluctance to act on the information provided, The Guardian reported.
He added that security stakeholders in the north, who appeared to be at loggerheads with militants, robbers and kidnappers, were at loggerheads.
“The most obvious is the lack of intelligence or the reluctance to use the information provided by the military and security agencies, as indicated by all security stakeholders. negotiated with terrorists in the North East and robbers / kidnappers in the North West and North Central.
He called on the perpetrators of the violence in the country to immediately withdraw or face the consequences.
The Minister of Defense also commented on President Buhari’s statement in the most understood language
We have previously said that President Muhammadu Buhari was right to say that he would deal with criminals who plague the country “in the language they understand” according to Nigerian Defense Minister Bashir Magashi.
According to the defense minister, there is nothing wrong with the president eliminating those who want to destabilize the country, the minister said.
Continuing his statement, he vowed that criminals in the country would be punished because the law would treat them properly.