My Govt Has Degraded Terrorists, Banditry, Kidnapping, Separatist Tendencies, And Crude Oil Theft – Buhari Boasts
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, in Abuja, said his regime had sufficiently degraded terrorists whose activities destabilized Nigeria’s North-East in a 13-year battle.
He also noted that his government was tackling oil theft head-on, especially with the interception of over 220 vessels involved in maritime criminality within Nigeria’s Exclusive Economic Zone, since 2018 to date.
Buhari also said the Nigerian Navy’s campaign against crude oil theft had led to the arrest of over 87 oil tankers, recovering 15 million liters of petrol and diesel and preserving over three million barrels of crude oil from theft.
President Buhari used the forum to outline significant milestones achieved by his administration on national security.
On the threat of terrorism, which was labeled as a major security challenge facing the country when he assumed office in 2015, Buhari said: ”I can confidently state here today that we have achieved significant milestones in degrading the major threat and restoring normalcy to most of the hitherto securitized areas in the North-east.