The Federal Government has assured that security “will improve drastically in the days ahead” as government is resolutely addressing it.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who made the statement at a news conference on Tuesday in Abuja, said insecurity being experienced in some parts of the country is being catalysed by some unpatriotic and disgruntled elements.
Mohammed said: “But these people do not constitute the critical mass that can influence the course of our country’s history, and we must not cede the space to them.
“Nigerians must be forthcoming with information that can lead to the arrest and prosecution of these anarchists.”
Mohammed said the security agencies, acting on the directives of President Muhammadu Buhari, were taking concrete actions that will significantly reduce the level of insecurity nationwide, and that citizens will feel the impact of the security agencies’ actions in the days ahead.
He described the attack on the police headquarters and a correction facility in Imo State on Monday where hundreds of inmates were freed as “most unfortunate, dastardly, condemnable and unacceptable.”
“This attack fits into the growing pattern of inexplicable and anarchical acts by some malcontents who seem bent on triggering chaos across the land,” he said.
He called on all persons of goodwill, especially traditional, religious and political leaders, to speak up against the anarchists before they throw the country into chaos.