President Muhammadu Buhari, at the weekend again promised to eliminate all forms of violent crimes across Nigeria.
The president said in Kaduna State on Saturday that the administration will continue to do everything within the ambit of law to stamp out heinous crimes creating fears among the citizenry.
He gave the assurance during the Passing Out Parade of 68 Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).
According to Buhari: “As you’re aware, our beloved nation Nigeria is facing many security challenges at this period.
“We continue to face security threats and violent crimes such as insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, and politically motivated killings which threaten our national integration.
“It’s pertinent to state in this regard that we have received new equipment in our fight against any form of insecurity from our friendly countries.”
Buhari said that these assets will be deployed to accelerate the fight against insecurity in all parts of the country.
“It’s against this backdrop that we introduced a new Landing Ship Tank early this year to replace the first set of naval ship tanks which were decommissioned by the Nigerian Navy.
“The introduction of the Landing Ship Tank is expected to bolster the Navy’s Sealift capability and promote our global maritime commerce.
“The action will also bolster peace and safety within the Gulf of Guinea and our maritime neighbourhood.”