The United States has said it was ready to help Nigeria end the frequent abduction of schoolchildren in northern parts of the country.
He said during a press briefing organised by the bureau, yesterday that America was “disgusted” by the pattern of mass abductions which he described as an internal security threat.
“We are disgusted by this pattern of mass abduction of schoolkids and our condolences go out to the individuals affected and their families. This certainly appears by all indications to be a situation from criminal gangs motivated by monetary and economic factors. There is no indication that terrorists, whether Boko Haram or ISIS West Africa, are involved in this.
“The United States is ready to provide appropriate support for the Nigerian government if requested to do so. Longer term, we seek to help develop the capabilities of the Nigerian security services in order for them to adequately respond to the internal threats that the country faces.”
Tambuwal noted that the opposition governors have resolved not to play politics with security matters.
He added that whatever decision is taken by the Federal Government within the purview of the constitution to address current security challenges in the country will be supported by PDP Governors.
“As governors of the PDP, we have agreed and resolved to continue to work with the federal government with the sole aim of re-establishing peace in troubled areas of the Federation. We must not play politics with security and we must all work together to ensure that we bring back peace in our land. So we have agreed to continue to work with the federal government in that regard.”