President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has urged members of the Nigerian Armed Forces (NAF) to scale up their fight against insecurity and insurgency in the country, News About Nigeria reports.
The President made this call while speaking at an event marking the Diamond Jubilee of the Nigerian Defence Academy in Afaka, Kaduna State, on Saturday.
He noted that the Armed Forces of Nigeria need to intensify their campaign against terrorists and kidnappers who are putting the nation on edge, adding that it is important that the citizens are protected from insurgent attacks.
“Let me reiterate the urgency to upscale the fight against insecurity, which has robbed us of peace and progress,” he said.
Tinubu further stated that the relative peace the military has secured across the major flash points is worth celebrating and urged them not to relent in their fight against insecurity, maintaining that the war is not yet over until every parcel of land held by the enemy is flying the flag of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He also warned against practices that undermine national interest, assuring servicemen and women of his administration’s commitment to their wellbeing and noting that anyone caught disturbing the peace of the nation will be made to face the wrath of the law.
“I urge you to continue to play your constitutional role of safeguarding the territorial integrity of Nigeria, our fatherland.
“You must shun any acts that are inimical to the wellbeing of our nation and acts that can destroy the gains of democracy that we have enjoyed in the last 20 years,” the president added.