Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has assured Nigerians that the rising security challenges in the country will soon be the thing of the past.
In an interview on Channels Television on Friday, the governor condemned the call for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over the rising insecurity in the country.
He noted that it is unfair to say President Buhari does not have the capacity to end the spate of killings, kidnapping, and arson perpetrated by criminals.
According to Sule, the Buhari-led administration is battling new problems, unlike what was obtainable in 2015 when he assumed office.
The governor said while people have the right to said that the President is not capable to tackle insecurity in a democratic setting, it is unfair to Buhari.
He said: “You know in a democracy, we have people who have the right to think the way they are. To be fair to President Muhammadu Buhari, you have to look at the security situation when he came in 2015 and try to compare it with what is happening today.
‘’You will remember in 2015, most of the security challenges are restricted to the northern part of the country, predominantly in the north-eastern part of the country. Most of the local government areas in the states, like Maiduguri, were taken by Boko Haram.
“Now, most of these bandits have escaped to other places. We are also having different kinds of challenges like the #EndSARS. After the #EndSARS, we have IPOB. You have to look at the battalion of challenges we are facing and the actions that are being taken.
“To say there is no capacity, I think that is very unfair.”
He, however, applauded the President for seeking foreign support, noting that it is going to help solve the problem of insecurity.
“A lot of people keep saying that we need outside support. Having outside support doesn’t necessarily mean that we don’t have the capacity. Most of the wars that have been fought in the world, a lot of countries ask for foreign support,” Sule added.