31 January 2013

Nigeria: Security Challenges Surmountable - Anyim

Lagos — The challenge of insecurity, particularly terrorism is a worldwide phenomenon, not only peculiar to Nigeria, and as such will come to pass, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, has said.

Speaking at a media parley in Lagos, Ayim said security challenges took many governments in parts of the world unawares before they could device a means of curtailing them.

"This was exactly what happened in America during the 911; they did not plan for it, they did not anticipate it, so it defied their intelligence.

But after that, they overhauled their internal security arrangements and today they can speak authoritatively that they are now proactive," he said.

He added that the present government has put in place everything necessary to tackle security challenges in the country.

"When the militancy in Niger Delta was at its peak, it was as if it could not be contained, when the Area Boys were ravaging Lagos, it was as if it could not be contained also. Now, we don't hear about that at all. When the OPC phenomenon was everywhere, it was as if it was beyond control even the civil war. We will come out of it as if nothing happened, so let it not bother anybody," Anyim said.

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