Insecurity: My primary responsibility remains safety of all citizens ― Buhari

President Muhamadu Buhari arriving the Presidential lounge of the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, June 10, 2021.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said his primary responsibility remains the security of Nigeria and the safety of all citizens.

Speaking at the handing over of security equipment procured by the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to the Lagos State Police Command, President Buhari warned that ‘‘a nation that turns its Police personnel and infrastructure into targets of violence and destruction is a nation on the path of self-destruction.’’

He also reiterated the shoot-at-sight directive he gave to security agencies on any person or persons found illegally wielding AK-47s and other assault weapons.

Buhari further said, ‘‘Despite the many challenges we are facing, I want Nigerians to rest assured that we will secure this country.

The President also vowed that his administration will act firmly and decisively ‘‘against any and all persons fomenting or carrying out attacks on our Police Force and other security personnel.’’

This is as he promised to secure the Nigerian highways and forests from bandits and criminal elements.