A former military President, Mr Ibrahim Babangida, has urged Nigerians to have confidence in the ability of President Muhammadu Buhari to check the spate of insecurity in the country.
Babangida stated this in a brief chat with some journalists after Niger State’s acting Governor, Mr Ahmad Ketso, and Emir of Minna, Mr Umar Bahago, paid him a sallah homage at his uphill residence in Minna, the state capital, yesterday.
“The president has promised to combat insecurity; I believe he will do so,” Babangida said.
The former military ruler appealed to Nigerians to have faith in the ability of the government to check insecurity and solicited for the cooperation of the people with the administration.
“We need to support the government and security agencies; we should give valuable information to security agencies about the locations of criminals among us,” he added.
Babangida also asked Nigerians to continue to remain peaceful and also live in peace with one another, insisting that the country will not grow without peace.
In his remarks the state acting governor, Ketso, said the state government would continue to invest in projects that would ensure peaceful coexistence among the people, which he said would also translate to the economic growth of the state.
Ketso lauded efforts of security agencies in the state, which he said had brought about relative peace, adding however, that “we still have a lot to do”