The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said on Monday Nigeria’s security situation was better than it was in 2015.
Mohammad, who disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja, added that security agencies are working hard to improve the security situation in the country.
He said: “I can say without hesitation that, though Nigeria is facing security challenges, the situation is far better than what we met in 2015.
“I can tell you today that the armed forces, the police, and other security and intelligence agencies are ramping up their efforts to enhance the security of lives and property across the country, and the results are beginning to show.
“Therefore, we will be highlighting, at this press conference, the recent successes recorded by the Armed Forces and other security and intelligence agencies in the fight against terrorists, bandits, and other criminals.”
The minister also recalled some achievements of the security operatives.
Mohammed added: “Since the beginning of this year, which is barely three weeks old, the Armed Forces of Nigeria have neutralised 158 criminal elements across the country. This is in addition to scores of other terrorists and armed bandits killed during airstrikes.
“Some 52 criminal elements were arrested, with scores of arms, ammunition, and equipment recovered.
“Troops have also rescued a total of 17 kidnapped victims across the country.”