On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari said in Jaji, Kaduna State, that the last 12 years have been “very challenging” for the country, considering the different security threats that have besieged it within that time.
He also swears that his regime will ramp up support for the military to “wipe out terrorists off the face of the earth” and bring peace to the country.
In a statement signed by Garba Shehu his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, the President spoke at the graduation ceremony of 247 students of the Senior Course 44 of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji.
‘’President Buhari lauds combat readiness, the operational capability of the Nigerian military pledges more support in the fight against insurgency,’’ the statement read.
Considering the ongoing collaboration of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger Republic, Benin Republic, and Chad in a multinational operation to combat the Boko Haram Insurgency in the Lake Chad region, President Buhari said, “The synergy achieved in operating together must have been enhanced by an understanding of the doctrines of the cooperating forces.
‘‘This occasion provides me with another opportunity to briefly reflect on the state of the Nigerian nation, particularly regarding national security.
“The last 12 years have been very challenging for our nation, considering the different security threats that have besieged the country.
‘‘Our government is poised to promote national security and development, as well as to remain committed to promoting a vision of a secure, safe, just, peaceful, prosperous and strong Nigeria.”