The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has explained that Nigeria is well secured despite the massacre in Benue, Rivers and Kaduna plus the recent attacks in Ondo and Taraba States.
Responding to news men after his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, IGP Idris disclosed that, "Every time we meet with the President, he gives a charge. He said that we should go and take care and ensure we tighten our security."
On his strategy to tighten the security as regards the Benue State incident, the IGP said that he would ensure that the people in the State were adequately protected by deploying more units to support the efforts of policemen, adding that police officers deployed in the State were working to ensure that the crisis he described as, "community problems" were addressed.
Mr. Idris disclosed that despite the massacre in Benue, Rivers and Kaduna plus the recent attacks fin Ondo and Taraba States that Nigeria is "well secured."
"Let's use the example of Benue, you know most of these States where you have several languages, you know is an issue of communal misunderstanding. I think what we should be praying for is for Nigerians to learn to live in peace with one another. I think(that) is very important."
The Police boss further stressed that, "Obviously, it (Benue crisis) is a communal crisis. Herdsmen are part of the community. Are they not?"
The meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari was due to security challenges in the country of recent, especially the killings on the New Year day in which over 100 people were killed and more than that injured.