Presidency says its working to address security challenges

By Timothy Choji, Abuja.


Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Mr Femi Adesina says the Buhari administration is working tirelessly to find a lasting solution to the incessant crisis between farmers and herdsmen in some parts of the country.

Adesina stated this in a video message he released on Monday night giving an insight into what was discussed earlier in the day at the high profile security meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“All the security chiefs were in attendance at the Security Council meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. The issues that came under discussion include the farmers-Herdsmen crisis in different parts of the country, cattle rustling, kidnapping, armed banditry, anything that constitutes security challenge was discussed and the intension is to tackle all these issues in different parts of the country,” he said.

Special Operation
The Spokesperson said the special operation code named ‘Operation Cat Race,’ to be conducted in some states would be flagged off this week.

“The exercise by the Nigerian Army called operation cat race had since been announced and it takes off later this week in the North Central zone and it is expected that this will bring under control, to a large extent, the issues of farmers versus herdsmen as well as other ancillary security challenges,” Adesina explained.

Utmost Best
The Presidential Spokesperson said President Buhari is doing his best to ensure that there is enduring peace in all parts of the country.

“These steps being taken have once again confirmed the fact that President Buhari is not just sitting pretty in air conditioned offices and home doing nothing about the security challenges in the country; he is up and doing about this. The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo said it last week that ‘if here is anything that touches the heart of the President and gives him a lot of concern, it is the different clashes in various areas of the country, particularly the one between herdsmen and farmers including the natives of those areas’,” he said.

Femi Adesina said the issues are being tackled and government is determined to get lasting solutions to the problems.


Lateefah Ibrahim