President Buhari vows to eliminate all forms of violent crimes across the country



— As NDA graduates 260 cadets of 68 Regular Course

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his administration resolve to eliminate all forms of violent crimes across Nigeria.

He stressed that his administration will continue to do everything within the ambit of law to stamp out heinous crimes creating fears among the citizenry.

The President gave the assurance during the Passing Out Parade of 260 cadets of 68 Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) on Saturday in Kaduna.

Buhari said: “As you are aware, our beloved nation Nigeria, is facing many security challenges at this period.

“We continue to face security threats and violent crimes such as insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and politically motivated killings which threaten our national integration.

A cross section of the graduating cadets

“It is pertinent to state in this regard that, we have received new equipment in our fight against any form of insecurity from our friendly countries.”

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Buhari stated that these assets will be deployed to accelerate the fight against insecurity in all parts of the country.

He also explained that, in the international scheme of affairs, security has also assumed a priority in governance and public policy.

Buhari also said his government will not be distracted from achieving the main thrust upon which we were elected, which is addressing the issues of insecurity, corruption and the economy.

The president emphasized that for Nigeria to be peaceful, prosperous and democratic, to attract foreign investors, the citizens must be law abiding, committed and promoters of peaceful co-existence.

“This is a collective responsibility which will definitely yield the Nigeria of our dreams.”

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To the graduating cadets, Buhari said: “The world which you are entering is very different from that which confronted many of your predecessors.

“The contemporary security environment has been described as violent, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.

“Therefore, expect that the missions that you will be tasked to undertake will be similarly complex. Beyond these significant rationales, I am convinced that we have a real stake, and an abiding self-interest.
President Buhari appreciated the parents for their support to the cadets.

“Your support for them has not only allowed them to succeed today, but will help them to flourish and grow in the coming years.


“Officer Cadets, my hope is that, each of you has a rewarding career, full of opportunities and challenges, which will sometimes stretch you to your limits.

“Though we continue to live in an ever changing, chaotic, unpredictable world, your training here will stand you in good stead to meet whatever lies ahead.

The high point of the event was the presentation of awards to cadets who distinguished themselves in academics and training.

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