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Insecurity: We Know Where Kidnappers Are Hiding, We Are Only Being Careful, Says Lai Mohammed

Insecurity: We Know Where Kidnappers Are Hiding, We Are Only Being Careful, Says Lai Mohammed

We know where kidnappers are hiding, we are only being careful. According to reports, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal government knows how to solve the alarming rate of insecurity in many parts of the country but are only being careful on how to attack them so as not to put the victims in harm’s way.

This was contained in a statement released by Lai Mohammed who had a press conference in Lagos on Friday, May 11.

“It is no longer news that our dear nation is facing security challenges. However, I have read comments saying the Federal Government is overwhelmed and doesn’t have a clue as to how to tackle the challenges.

Some have even gone as far as suggesting a truncation of the democratic order, a clearly treasonable stance.

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Well, I am here today to assure all Nigerians that while the government acknowledges the security challenges we face at this time, from terrorism to kidnapping, banditry and farmer-herder conflict, it is definitely not overwhelmed and indeed it has the wherewithal, as you will see in the days ahead, to confront the challenges headlong and restore law and order, peace and security.”

“One of the most difficult things to do, for a democratically-elected government, is to use the instruments of coercion against its own people.

Insecurity: We Know Where Kidnappers Are Hiding, We Are Only Being Careful, Says Lai Mohammed
Insecurity: We Know Where Kidnappers Are Hiding, We Are Only Being Careful, Says Lai Mohammed

For example, while the nation’s military have superior firepower over the rag tag band of Boko Haram and ISWA, the terrorists most often than not operate among the populace, either in our villages or towns, hence the military, in tackling them, is usually careful to avoid collateral damage.

The same applies to the kidnappers who abduct our school children. Usually, the location of the kidnappers is not unknown to security forces, but they still have to exercise caution in order not to hurt the same children they are trying to rescue.

Despite these inhibitions, the security forces have the wherewithal to decisively tackle the challenges.”

We know where kidnappers are hiding, we are only being careful, hmmm. What is your comment?

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