Insecurity: “Nigeria is bleeding”, Defence Minister, Magashi laments

The Minister of Defence, Maj-Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd), has lamented the state of insecurity in the country, saying that the nation is bleeding.

Magashi made this known yesterday, at the continuation of the special weekly ministerial briefing in Abuja.

According to him, the Federal Government has taken a position after embarking on comprehensive research and finally adopted a methodology to ensure that tactically, all political opponents, ethnic and religious enemies of the country are eliminated.

“This is the only way we can obtain the objectives of protecting our country from internal and external threats but also provide a conducive environment in which aspiration of human security, national progress and development will be realised.

Referring to the brutal murder of about a dozen soldiers in Benue state, he underpinned that the military is not taking kindly to the brazen attack.

According to him, nine weapons have been retrieved from the perpetrators who have also been captured and will be prosecuted. He also officially confirmed the recent arrest of Boko Haram sponsors in Kano State.

Reacting to the death of the former Chadian President, Idris Deby who died on April 20, the Defence Minister admitted that there will be trouble if the insecurity in Chad escalates.

He added that the Federal Government is not unmindful of the threats of proliferation of weapons that may arise and a possible influx of refugees in consequence, thus security around the borders of the nation has been heightened.

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