The Federal Government on Wednesday belittled the recent threat issued by the Abuja-Kaduna train terrorists to go after President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja described the threat as laughable propaganda.
Abductors of the Abuja-Kaduna train passengers in a viral video had boasted that they would come after President Buhari and Governor el-Rufai.
Mohammed said: “Most of the questions you asked have to do with the security situation. I want to assure you that the President is aware of all these and as a matter of fact, I think tomorrow, there’s going to be another Security Council meeting.
“So, it’s not a matter the President is taking lightly and like I’ll always, say some of the measures we’re going to take are not measures that you can discuss openly here, but we’re as concerned as you are, we’re not going to abandon our responsibility.
“As to those who have issued threats to Mr President, I think it’s more of propaganda than anything. It’s laughable.
“I want to reassure you that the government is up to the task of ensuring security. Security challenges will come anywhere in the world, the important thing is the fact that you do not lose focus and you continue to work assiduously to overcome it. I want to assure you we are going to overcome.”