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Fight Against Terror: Aregbesola urges Nigerians to appreciate govt efforts

By Alex Olise

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has described the attack on the Kuje custodial centre and other terror attacks across the country as a fallout of the Federal Government’s success against terrorism.

The minister disclosed this during a tour of correctional centres facilities in Lagos. According to him, the insurgents have been decimated and are only seeking relevance, noting that it would be a shame if Nigerians do not appreciate the efforts of the Federal Government.

He said the government was committed to completely eliminating the criminals. The Trumpet Gathered

“We are not vulnerable. There might be issues with motivation, we are not vulnerable.

“I want us to be very clear in our minds, that if you fail to appreciate the efforts of the government, it would be too sad. A time was when almost three-quarters of North-East was under the siege of the insurgents. That is not the case today.

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“The insurgents do not have a foothold anywhere anymore. So, for us to be that successful in combating insurgency, we must expect some fallout. The fallout is what we are having. And that is what you see when any phenomenon is about to die.

“So, the insurgents and the associated evil companions, the bandits and the other cowardly criminals are taking advantage of the fact that the siege in their main theatre has weakened and scattered them. So, they are desperately looking for relevance.

“My assurance to Nigerians is that we are up to it. We are not giving up. We are ready to give them the battle that will totally eliminate them,” Aregbesola said.

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