President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerians know that his government has done its best in the fight against insecurity.
The president, while addressing state house correspondents after joining his family members and some top government officials to observe the Eid El-Kabir prayers at the presidential villa in Abuja,said that security challenges was passed down to his administration.
Buhari, nonetheless, expressed frustration with the performance of the security agencies, saying they should have done better.
“I want Nigerians to be very conscious of their country and what we inherited when we came in 2015 was Boko Haram in the north-east and the militancy in the south-south… Nigerians know that we have done our best,” he said.
“What is coming up in the north-west and north-central is very disturbing indeed but I believe the military, the police, and other law enforcement agencies from the report I am getting, I think they could do much better.
“They could do much better, but we are keeping them on the alert all the time to do their duties.”
Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, in a released statement, stated that the president has given assurances to security agencies that he would procure more resources for them to combat the unwanted security situation in some part of the country.
The spokesman quoted President Buhari as saying while much had been accomplished, security-wise, from the situation he inherited in 2015, more still needed to be done.
“He (the President) said considering the security situation on ground when he came to office, ‘Nigerians know that we have done our best. However, what is coming out of the North West and the North Central is very disturbing’ Shehu said in a statement.