There is need for Nigerians to support the various multilateral strategies of President Muhammadu Buhari in resolving the myriad of security challenges currently facing the nation.
According to the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), in a statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, President Buhari and his Service Chiefs have orchestrated formidable and actionable strategies to combat the hydra-headed security challenges.
“This is clearly seen in the massive destruction and degradation of camps and logistics hubs of insurgents, bandits, and kidnappers.”
The group is of the opinion that the “Federal Government has closely studied the situation and taken careful and profound observations of the intricacies of the various scenarios before deploying intense and sustainable strategies to confront and tame these challenges.
“The Buhari-led adminstration has made huge investments in the procurement of platforms and security infrastructure with the sole objective of restoring peace, securing the country and making it a safe place for all.
“The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has launched a formidable state -of-the-art Geospatial Intelligence Data Centre (GIDC). Images acquired from this hub would further enhance the gathering of actionable intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in tracking the movement of these non-state actors and would then be shared with other security agencies to deal effectively with these crises.
BMO noted that, “the synergy between the security agencies is navigating the onslaught against the criminals in a coordinated manner. NAF air assets, such as the Air Task Force (ATF) for operation Diran Mikita led to a decisive and successful blow on the bandits by OWN troops. This happenend over the weekend in Zamfara State and 25 bandits were neutralized, alongside their logistics base.
“The Federal Government is not complacent, but is actively engaged in protecting citizens and securing the country as enshrined in the Constitution of the country which the President swore to uphold, BMO stated.
“In a follow-up action from various security briefs, a Presidential directive to the Nigeria Police Force on the need for a re-evaluation of the security architecture and operational strategies was executed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP). In conjunction with sister security and intelligence agencies, ‘Operation Puff Adder’ was launched.
“Puff Adder is a holistic operation, aimed at reclaiming lost territories, securing key flash points and flushing out criminals who pose a threat to internal security across the country. Further to Operation Puff Adder, the Federal Government, acting on actionable intelligence, placed an immediate ban on mining activities in Zamfara and other red zone states and sternly threatened to revoke the license of companies found to disobey this order.”
The Pro Buhari group also called on the host communities, traditional institutions, youth bodies and other relevant stakeholders to cooperate with the security agencies and assist them with credible intelligence in this endeavour. “As inhabitants in these theatre of operations – they play major roles in helping to rout these criminal elements.”
BMO urged members of the public to be wary of fake news shared on social media with the sole aim of misinformation, creating panic and overheating the polity. It also called on the public to follow the active handles of relevant security agencies online, to access the right information and warned fake news purveyors to desist from these dangerous shenanigans.