President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that Nigeria has received new equipment to help in its fight against insecurity.
Buhari stated this on Saturday during the passing-out parade of the 68 regular course comprising officers of the army, navy and air force, of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna state.
According to the president, the new equipment will contribute significantly to improving security in the country.
“As you are all 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,” he said.
“I assure you that this administration will continue to do everything within the ambit of the law to eliminate all forms of violent crimes that are creating fear and anxiety among the citizenry.
“It is pertinent to state in this regard that, we have received new equipment in our fight against any form of insecurity from our friendly countries. These assets will be deployed to accelerate the fight against insecurity in all parts of the country.”
The president said his administration remains committed to addressing the country’s security challenges, corruption and the economy.
“It is 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,” he said, according to a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman.
“The introduction of the Landing Ship Tank is expected to bolster the Navy’s Sealift capability and promote our global maritime commerce, peace and safety within the Gulf of Guinea and our maritime neighbourhood.”