President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his government is making efforts to tackle banditry, terrorism and other criminal activities in the country.
The President made this statement on Tuesday, August 2, at the State House in Abuja, where he was receiving the letters of credence from the new Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador James Kingston Christoff, and the new Mexican Ambassador to Nigeria, Juan Alfred Miranda Oritz.
Calling for more international collaboration to combat insecurity, Buhari stated that Nigeria has made meaningful progress in tackling insecurity with the support of friendly nations like Canada and Mexico.
“The political instability in Libya continues to fuel terrorism in the Sahel, West and Central African regions.Nigeria is not left out of the equation as we are fighting to rid our country of banditry, kidnapping, herder/farmer clashes and insurgency. We are however making meaningful progress with the support of friendly countries like yours to sustain this fight until we overcome these challenges,” he said.
The President asked the diplomats to keep an eye on political activity in the nation in the run-up to the 2023 general elections while remaining impartial.