ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- President Bola Tinubu has reiterated the government’s commitment to bringing those responsible for the bombing of innocent civilians in a Kaduna village to justice.
The reassurance was conveyed by the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, during a world news conference in Abuja.
Idris disclosed that the Federal Government of Nigeria has launched an investigation into the unfortunate incident as a prelude to imposing sanctions on those found culpable. He emphasized President Tinubu’s dedication to making the fight against insecurity a top priority, as outlined in the Renewed Hope Agenda.
Acknowledging the multifaceted nature of security challenges in the country, Idris highlighted the comprehensive strategies being implemented to address the root causes of issues such as banditry, kidnapping, and insurgency.
President Tinubu’s commitment extends beyond military interventions, encompassing a non-kinetic approach aimed at creating an environment where citizens can live without fear and insecurity.
The minister emphasized ongoing investments in the modernization and equipping of security forces, intelligence agencies, and law enforcement as key components of the government’s commitment. He pointed out recent advancements, such as the Nigerian Air Force receiving four new aircraft to strengthen the fight against banditry and terrorism.
He noted also that President Tinubu’s tireless efforts aim to ensure that the nation’s security apparatus is well-equipped, motivated, and strategically positioned to address both external and internal threats.
Additionally, initiatives are underway to tackle the root causes of insecurity, including addressing youth unemployment, poverty, and social inequality.
The administration’s dedication extends to creating sustainable solutions that not only address the symptoms but also target the underlying factors contributing to insecurity, as highlighted by Minister Idris.
The minister said: “Investigations have been launched into the unfortunate incident and the President assured that those involved would not go unpunished.
“You are aware that our country faces challenges of insecurity particularly the menace of banditry, kidnapping, and insurgency.
“Recognizing the urgency of the situation, President Tinubu has made the fight against insecurity a top priority of his administration as contained in the Renewed Hope Agenda.
“Comprehensive strategies are being implemented to address the root causes of these issues and ensure a safer, more secure Nigeria.
“The President understands the multifaceted nature of the challenges, and his commitment extends beyond military interventions. It encompasses even a non-kinetic approach.
“The goal is not only to quell immediate threats but also to create an environment where citizens can live without fear and insecurity.
“Investments in the modernization and equipping of our security forces, intelligence agencies, and law enforcement are key components of this commitment.
“The Nigerian Air Force a few months ago took delivery of four new aircraft, to strengthen the fight against banditry and terrorism.
“President Tinubu is working tirelessly to ensure that our security apparatus is well-equipped, motivated, and strategically positioned to protect our nation from external and internal threats.
“Furthermore, efforts are underway to address the root causes of insecurity, including youth unemployment, poverty, and social inequality.
“The administration is dedicated to creating sustainable solutions that will not only tackle the symptoms but also address the underlying factors contributing to insecurity.”