May 23, 2024

Insecurity has reduced in volatile areas – Ribadu

Insecurity has reduced in volatile areas - Ribadu

Ini Billie, Uyo

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu said insecurity has reduced in volatile areas across the country since Bola Ahmed Tinubu took over as President of the country.

Ribadu said Tinubu does not make noise over the breakthroughs recorded in the security sector since his assumption of office.

Speaking about the security situation in the country during the ongoing 19th Annual Nigerian Editors Conference (ANEC) in Uyo on Thursday with the theme: “Stimulating Economic Growth, Technological Advancement: Role of the Media,” Ribadu said the current administration inherited a tough period.

He explained that militancy in the Niger Delta and insecurity in the South East has reduced since Tinubu’s administration came on board, adding that it will get better.

“Let me start with the Niger Delta, at the time we took over, the production of crude oil was 1.1 mbd. Today crude oil production is over 1.7 mbd.

“We have witnessed three weeks without any incident of security challenges in the Niger Delta. This is the first time since 1993, that we don’t talk.

“In the South East, when we took over last year, we had 46 police stations attacked, today we don’t have one single one.

“In the last two months, not a single person had been killed through the violent attack in the south-east, we don’t talk. The leadership we have in our country do understand things a bit better. Work more talk less,” he stated.

The NSA said though security has improved in the country, all hands must be on deck to surmount other security challenges.

He mentioned that the federal government would continue to do everything possible to improve the welfare of its citizens and remain transparent in government business.

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