President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that he will do everything to avoid repeat of #EndSARS protests in the country.
Minister for Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, disclosed that the president said this during the meeting of the National Security Council (NSC). The meeting took place at the Presidential Villa, on Tuesday.
According to him, the president will continue to carry all stakeholders along in order to avoid a repeat of what happened during the protests and to maintain peace in the country.
Mr. Dingyadi said, “What we are saying is that government will continue to dialogue, it will continue to listen and will continue to carry all stakeholders along in ensuring that there is no repeat of what happened that destroyed a lot of property, public and private, individuals in this country.”
Mr. Muhammad said that the purpose of the meeting was to brief the presidency about the security situation of the country. He said that head of security agencies have expressed concerns over the increasing rate of banditry and kidnapping; especially within the North East and North West regions of the country.
“The meeting noted with concern the increasing cases of armed banditry particularly in the North West and North Eastern part of the country. The meeting agreed to be more proactive in dealing with the situation in a more decisive manner.” Dingyadi said
“The meeting noted the need to pay greater attention to the police in the discharge of its functions to maintain peace in the country, in the areas of equipment and modern technology.”
“The meeting thanked the President for the concern which he has shown in repositioning the police to perform more effectively.”
“In his concluding remarks, Mr. President thanked members for the efforts they are making in maintaining peace and assured members that he will do whatever it takes to support security agencies in providing peace in the country.
“Mr. President assured Nigerians that he will do whatever it takes to ensure the repeat of EndSARS protests does not occur in Nigeria again.”