Mathew Dadiya, Abuja
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Minister of Sports, Bala Ka’oje has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has done much in curtailing the security challenges in the country.
Ka’oje made the appeal on Friday while speaking to journalists in Abuja. According to him, there is hardly any nation today with total peace, asking if it’s possible for Nigeria to be the exception.
The former lawmaker cum administrator, said that Nigerians need to understand the kind of banditry and insurgency that is going on, disclosing that “the security challenge has both local and international linkages, in terms of interest and multifarious sponsorship styles.
“This guerilla type of war is very difficult to end or conquer as the perpetrators live and dine with you and suddenly disappear into thin air to strike at you.
It is worse than the America – Vietnamese war, maybe comparable to the war in Afghanistan with the Talibans.
“President Buhari is making lots of efforts using the military and the security agencies and the war is being won gradually.”
Nigeria has been battling with insurgents in the North East since 2007 and in 2015 banditry also surfaced in the North West where hundreds of people have been killed by alleged bandits.
Zamfara state became the central point of the heinous attacks by the bandits due to the illegal mining activities in the state while Kaduna state is faced with killings and kidnappings perpetrated by bandits.