The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, has said 2019 was challenging for Nigeria in terms of insecurity.
He said this while addressing a press conference on the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
While speaking on Monday in Ikeja, Lagos State, Mohammed said the federal government was able to curtail importation of arms into the country through border closure.
He said, “Security of lives and property has remained a priority of this administration, hence the tremendous improvement that has been witnessed in fighting terrorism, banditry, kidnapping and other acts of criminality.
“It was indeed a challenging year in terms of insecurity, but the federal government faced the challenge squarely to cancel doomsday predictions from the political opposition and their allies.
“The fight against insecurity was boosted by the border drill, which curtailed access to weapons by terrorists and other criminals.”