President Bola Tinubu has vowed that his administration will not rest until the agents of darkness causing insecurity in the country are completely eliminated.
Tinubu stated this on Tuesday at the official unveiling of the book, “Working with Buhari, Reflections of a Special Adviser, Media and Publicity (2015-2023)”.
The book was written by Femi Adesina, ex-spokesperson to former President Muhammadu Buhari.
Tinubu spoke against the backdrop of the rising insecurity in many parts of the country, especially in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
On January 5, gunmen raided a community in the Bwari area council of Abuja and abducted scores of people, including a family of six sisters.
On Sunday, the abductors killed Nabeeha, one of the six sisters, purportedly as a warning to the family for failing to pay the ransom of N60 million.
On Tuesday, Nyesom Wike, minister of the federal capital territory, met with heads of security agencies in Abuja.
Speaking about the administration of Buhari, Tinubu said the former president came into office in 2015 amid economic difficulties and Boko Haram insurgency.
The president said Nigerians cannot forget how the armed forces battled Boko Haram under Buhari and reclaimed the country’s territories.
He said, “At a point, it appeared even Abuja, the seat of government, would fall into the hands of Boko Haram with the bombing of the UN Building, Banex Plaza, Nyanya and other locations within the Federal Capital Territory.
“We cannot easily forget how our armed forces battled the Boko Haram terrorists under the leadership of President Buhari to reclaim our territory and push them to the fringes of Lake Chad where they no longer pose an existential threat to our sovereignty.
“I must say the job of securing every inch of our country is yet to be finished. My government will stamp out the remaining vestiges of Boko Haram, Ansaru, banditry and kidnapping gangs. We won’t rest until every agent of darkness is completely rooted out.”