A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress stakeholders, under the platform of APC Legacy andAwareness Campaign (APC-LAC) has declared that peace has gradually returned to the country, following the efforts of the nation’s security agencies
The group in a statement it issued Tuesday in Abuja,noted that the fear that has gripped the nation in recent times is receding, adding that confidence is being renewed as the security agencies have improved in their clampdown down oncriminals
The APC stakeholders in a statement signed Tuesday in Abuja by the APC national youth leader, Barrister Ismaeel Ahmed, former APC national publicity secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu, Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a media aide to the President Tolu Ogunlesi, assured that Nigeria will witness more progress on all fronts in the next few months.
“From the South-east to the South-south up to the North-east and North-west, bandits, insurgents, kidnappers and other criminal elements are being given bloodied noses, in fulfilment of President Buhari’s pledge to speak to these undesirable elements in ‘a language they would understand.’
“In the South-east, for instance, members of the IPOB that have been terrorising manycommunities, razing down public properties including police stations and killing securityagents in the process, have almost been completely decimated.
“For the North-west where kidnapping and banditry are prevalent, the gallant troops are giving the perpetrators a hot chase and neutralising them in large numbers. Terrorists in the North-East are also feeling the heat as the military continue to decimate them. We commend our gallant securitypersonnel and call on all Nigerians to support Nigeria’s armed forces for the war against insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, abduction and all crimes to succeed in Nigeria.”
According to the statement, the additionalsecurity assets under way for the military to boost its operations and ensure the securityof lives and property, coupled with the country’s quick exit from recession occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic and the gradual return to normalcy on theeconomic front, the nation is surely on a steady march towards economic and political renaissance.
On the recent developments in the country, the APC chieftains said: “Things are looking up once again across the Nigerian landscape. In the past few weeks, it has been one success story after the other. The Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is revving up the engine in the areas ofsecurity, infrastructural renewal, and the economy. Not even the most virulent critics can pretend otherwise anymore.
“The avalanche of positive stories has brought some palpable sense of hope to Nigerians. The hope is not misplaced. The optics are sterling. President Buhari was physically present in Lagos on Thursday, June 10, 2021 to commission the Lagos – Ibadan Standard Gauge Rail. The inauguration of that huge project is a further attestation to the commitment of the present administration to reinvigorate the rail transportation system, which had been in comatose for many decades.
“Combined with the earlier commissioned Itakpe to Warri rail line, the Abuja to Kaduna rail and the about to commence rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt to Maiduguri rail and Kaduna to Kano Standard Gauge Rail, there is no gainsaying the fact that President Buhari has achieved what many thought impossible.