You don't fight insecurity with mouth — Buratai tells Nigerians

He said nothing will change any time soon, until Nigerians support their efforts.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

/ by National Pivot

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, said Nigerians are only good at complaining when things aren't going well, but are likewise, guilty for not doing enough to help solve the problems they're crying about.

Buratai who made the statement yesterday Monday 20th, while addressing journalists after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on the activities of the army in the north-west region, said citizens were not helping matters by only complaining about insecurity and accusing security agencies of not doing enough.

He said until Nigerians begin to play their part, terrorism, banditry, insurgency, kidnapping and other security challenges would never end.

“As to whether banditry, terrorism and so on will end, I think it all depends. If Nigerians want it to end today, I can assure you it will end today if everybody joins hands, because these bandits are not outside Nigeria; they are not from foreign land,” he said.

However, some experts spoken to last night as per Daily Trust, said many Nigerians and community leaders are now afraid to divulge information to security agents because they ended up being kiIIed.

Buratai’s comments came as 192 people were kiIIed in different parts of the country within the last three months, including dozens of security personnel.

Buhari is said to be losing confidence in the country's service chiefs who he had repeatedly expressed confidence in their capacity to curb insecurity in the country, especially in the North, where Boko Haram, bandits, Kidnappers, have made life difficult for the citizens.

Last month, the President warned heads of the security agencies against any further escalation of the security situation in the country, telling them that their “best is not good enough”.

He also underscored the need for them to take into consideration the “wider implication of the gradual decent of the security of the country” and called for “immediate reversal of the current trend” and “misfortunes in all their dimensions”. But, the situation is yet to improve.

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