We’ll tackle attacks on security personnel with overwhelming force – FG | The Guardian Nigeria News


The HMIC, Alh. Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government has vowed to tackle those launching deadly attacks on the nation’s security personnel with overwhelming force.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said this on Tuesday in Lagos at a meeting with Online Publishers.

He said the growing dangerous trend was a declaration of war against the nation which would be resisted by force.

“Soldiers, as well as police, customs and other security agents, have been killed and maimed in some parts of the country in this growing trend of targeting security forces.

“I want to say unequivocally, that any attack on our security men and women is an attack on the state and a declaration of war against the nation.

“It follows, therefore, that this will be countered with overwhelming force,’’ he said.

“When those whose responsibility it is to protect us are themselves being subjected to mindless attacks, it can only be for one reason only: To instill fear and evoke a…

Source: Guardian Newspaper