The Federal Government has assured Nigerians of safety and security for everyone in the country.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the assurance in Abuja on Tuesday during a ministerial session at the ongoing UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Week.
The government’s assurance was a sequel to a security alert issued on Sunday by the United States Embassy in Abuja.
The US had said there was an elevated risk of terror attacks in Nigeria, specifically in Abuja.
Mohammed however said that Nigeria’s security forces were doing everything possible to secure and protect Nigerians and foreigners living in the country.He also said the military and other security forces have been proactive in tackling security issues.
“I can assure all that our military and other security agencies have continued to do everything possible to secure and protect Nigerians and foreigners living in Nigeria.
“Terrorists have been hard hit and put on the run. Bandits have been decimated and scattered. Our country is safer today than at any time in recent times, thanks to the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform,” Mohammed said.
Mohammed also said while the government did not discountenance the fact that terrorists, bandits and their kind would always want to do whatever it takes to disrupt the nation’s peace, security and stability, Nigeria’s security forces were up to the task of protecting citizens and non-citizens alike.