Buhari pledges to restructure Army, Police, if elected


The Presidential flag-bearer of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, has promised to restructure the Nigeria Army and Police, if elected.

Mr. Buhari made the promise on Thursday in Gusau at the inauguration of his campaign.

He said that his plan, if materialised, would boost the efforts of the two security institutions to battle insurgency with renewed vigour.

Mr. Buhari said that the need to restructure the army and police became necessary because the enemies had become more and highly sophisticated in the use of weapons.

“Our Army and Police will be highly equipped with all the required weapons, educated and uneducated youths will be employed through different programmes that will be created by our administration.

“We will rebuild our educational system and employ youths not on sentiment and god-fatherism.

“We will as well find ways of restrengthening the country’s economy,” he said.

He called on the youth to remain vigilant but maintain peace during and after the elections so as to ensure free, fair and credible elections in the country.

The chieftains of the party, including its National Chairman, John Oyegun, and Yemi Osibanjo, Mr. Buhari’s running mate, attended the occasion.

Others were Kawu Baraje, Zamfara Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara, and Senator representing Zamfara-West, Ahmad Yarima, among others.


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