President Muhammadu Buhari says he is worried over the high rate of insecurity in the country and has hinted changes afoot next year.
Speaking in Daura, Katsina, shortly before addressing students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, on Friday, the president said a lot needs to be done to improve security.
“On the issue of insecurity, I’m extremely worried about it, and I hope next year it will be different,” he said.
“Those among the law enforcement agencies that would remain in charge would be extremely busy.”
Political watchers could see his comment as a reference that some security agencies might see changes by next year.
There have been calls for the sack of service chiefs in the wake of rising insecurity in the country – two from the senate and several from several civil society organisations and pressure groups.
“It is our responsibility to secure this country for all the citizens to do their businesses without any problem. We haven’t achieved that yet, but we will keep on trying,” the president said.
“I’ll continue to be loyal to this country. I have asked for this mandate; I got it; I must not advance any excuse for failing to perform.
”We have a lot of work ahead of us and some of these things we may not say because I don’t want to compromise the security and efforts being put by the law enforcement agencies.
“But really we are accurately aware of our responsibilities. Our responsibility is to secure the country – so we have a lot of works to do.
“Armed forces know their job. I meet them, we have security meetings from time to time, they must be very clear of my instructions, and their effort is not good enough for me
“It is our responsibility to secure this country for all the citizens to do their businesses without any problem. We haven’t achieved that yet, but we will keep on trying.” (Daily Trust)