President Muhammadu Buhari has said his government will be clamping down on those profiting from insecurity in the country.
The President said this yesterday June 17, in his speech at the Passing-Out-Parade of the Cadets of the fourth Regular Course of the Nigeria Police Academy in Wudil, Kano.
Restating his administration’s zero tolerance for crime and criminality, Buhari urged the police to rise to the occasion, while also stressing the need to develop a policy on cyber warfare with strategic focus on the prevention of cyber-attacks against critical national infrastructure, minimising national vulnerability to cyber-attacks and minimising damage and recovery time from cyber-attacks.
“Today’s landscape extends well beyond the land, sea, and air, into the vast territories of cyberspace. The internet and new digital technologies have provided a platform for the emerging offences to reach unprecedented levels.
“Many of the enemies you’ll confront will be permanently faceless or concealed, leveraging technology to wage warfare that has the potential to be even more destructive than anything the world has ever known.
“The Boko Haram insurgency, the Independent People of Biafra, the Eastern Security Network and banditry in some parts of the country over time, which posed a potent threat to the country, have been significantly degraded and relative normalcy has returned to most towns and villages and more efforts are in place to ensure that normalcy returns all the areas suffering banditry.
“Across the North Central and North West of the country, we’ve made progress with regards to stemming the tide of communal violence, farmers-herdsmen clashes, cattle rustling and kidnapping.”