Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government’s war against insecurity is reinvigorated with the appointment of the new service chiefs.
Speaking on Tuesday after the revalidation of his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ikenne local government area of Ogun state, Osinbajo appealed to Nigerians to resist any attempt to destroy the unity of the country.
He explained that security challenges being experienced in the country are surmountable, adding that the government will continue to attend to the cries of communities for justice, equity and fairness.
Osinbajo said the new service chiefs came with fresh skills and strategies needed to combat insecurity.
He added that the government is placing emphasis on surveillance and intelligence gathering in its new approach to tackle insecurity.
“With the new Service Chiefs, we have a fresh set of eyes, intellect, skills and a fresh look at strategies against the insurgency in the North East as well as banditry and kidnapping elsewhere,” Osinbajo said.
“In this new approach much greater emphasis is being placed on technology for surveillance, intelligence gathering and attack.
“We are in government at one of the most challenging times in history. The pandemic has made matters worse, and we have also had security challenges that have stretched our law enforcement capacities all over the country.
“What we must ensure are prosecution of all those who have been arrested for kidnapping, banditry and all other forms of criminalities. There must be evidence that justice is being done.
“This is achievable by stronger collaboration between the police, states’ Ministries of Justice and the Federal Ministry of Justice.”