Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu Shehu has reiterated that Nigerians must realise that the country was now safer than it was when the Buhari administration came on board in 2015.
Garba Shehu stated this as a guest on Channels Television programme, ‘Sunday Politics’.
The presidential aide was responding to a question on Boko Haram insurgency.
Garba Shehu said, “As far as Boko Haram terrorism is concerned, Nigeria is a safer place today than it was when we took over power.
“New challenges have come up, farmers-herders clashes, killings in the central sections of the country, much of these have been subdued. The problem of sabotage of oil installations in the South-South has been managed up to this point.
“Challenges of banditry, kidnappings have arisen in so many parts of the country including the South-West. Today, South-West is perhaps the safest part of this country.
“The challenges are epicentred around parts of Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina and Kaduna States. Much of it (insecurity) has been rid of in Kaduna. Katsina is a lot safer today than it was two years. Zamfara is dealing with problems –kinetic and non-kinetic.
“The point is that the problems as they arise are being confronted head-on by the competent administration of a military that is loyal, a police (force) that is loyal, intelligence agencies that are efficient.”
Insecurity has become a recurring decimal under the incumbent administration.
Former presidential aide, Ahmed Gulak was killed in Imo State and over 200 students abducted in Niger State on Sunday.