President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday vowed his government would deal with those benefitting from the country’s insecurity.
He acknowledged that some people are profiting from it?
Technically, yes. In his speech at the Passing Out Parade of the Regular Course 4/2016 Cadets of the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano, Buhari said his government is aiming to make the Nigerian Police Force “among the most efficient security organizations in the world”, given the resources it has. “Those who take laws into their hands, who bear arms illegally, and who seek to profit from a climate of fear and insecurity will be decisively dealt with”, he said.
When will he deal with them, now that his administration is exiting power?
Buhari noted his administration’s previous and current efforts, saying that the Boko Haram insurgency, the Indigenous People of Biafra, the Eastern Security Network, and banditry in some parts of the country had been considerably degraded and that relative normalcy had returned to most towns and villages. He added that further efforts would be made to restore normalcy to all areas affected by banditry.
What new measures are the police to introduce?
Buhari urged the police to use modern technologies to combat cybercrime, noting that today’s security threat stretches far beyond land, sea, and air, into the wide reaches of the internet. He stated that the country needs to adopt a cyber warfare policy with a strategic focus on preventing cyber-attacks on important national infrastructure.