Following the increasing spate of violence around the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to give the military more time and support to fight insecurity in the nation.
President Buhari made the plea in his Christmas message to Nigerians, which was made available to State House Correspondents by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Mr Femi Adesina on Thursday.
“I plead with fellow compatriots to give our military and other security agencies more time, cooperation, and support by volunteering credible intelligence/information on activities of armed bandits, insurgents, and other criminal elements within their communities in order to put an end to this blight on our security landscape,” Buhari said.
The President also challenged all Christians, and indeed, all Nigerians to reinvent to one another the values that the Christmas celebration represents, noting that the country is most in need of such virtues at the moment, having gone through series of stressful circumstances.
He said his administration would continue to work to make Nigeria safe for all residents by ensuring that the armed forces are properly and adequately equipped.
He, however, commended the armed forces and all security agencies for their efforts at keeping the country safe, charging them to do more to end crimes and criminals out of circulation in the country.