President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has promised that he won’t abandon any state in Nigeria in its fight against insecurity and socio-economic challenges.
Buhari made this claim in a statement released through his spokesman, Garba Shehu, on Tuesday, while reacting to the call made by the Senate to include Niger, Zamfara, Kaduna, Sokoto and Kebbi States in the military operations against bandits.
The President had recently authorised a major military operation against bandits and kidnappers in Katsina State.
Shehu in the statement had promised that Buhari’s government won’t allow any state to suffer discrimination in dealing with issues of insecurity on account of political differences.
“While today’s Senate resolution is perfectly in order, it is important to state that in his duty as Commander-in-Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari has already approved the commencement of this operation.”
“Beyond this announcement, no other details concerning the mode, scope, timings and other essentials will be revealed so as not to compromise its success.”
“It is, however, important to outline the fact the all the states of the federation are equal and important before the President.”
“None has suffered any discrimination up to this point, and none will be made to suffer any such discrimination in dealing with security and all other matters on account on their political differences with the government at the centre.”