Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has prayed that the Buhari administration will defeat evil forces fuelling insecurity and trying to destroy Nigeria.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) was Special Guest at the 8th Sir Ahmadu Bello Foundation Memorial Lecture on Tuesday in Kano.
Osinbajo stated that the Federal Government was determined to win the battle and called for the people’s support.
“We know that by the grace of God, all of these evil forces will be completely exterminated”, the VP noted.
Calling for a collaborative resistance, Osinbajo said neither the legacies of the past nor the future to be inherited are immune to the “unchecked onslaught”.
He recalled that the President severally reiterated that security agencies must see local institutions as the first line of defence against agents of anarchy.
Osinbajo said given their familiarity with the local environment, traditional leadership are integral to community policing.
“The military and law enforcement agencies are partnering with local age-grade groups, hunters, and various associations.
“The Federal Government has remained resolute in the fight against terrorists and insurgents. Recent efforts have focused on deploying technology for surveillance, intelligence gathering and attack,” he stated.
Osinbajo confirmed the partnership between Ministry of Justice, State counterparts and law enforcement to prosecute those arrested for terrorism and violent crimes.