Mustapha made the remarks while speaking at a keynote lecture in Kaduna on Thursday, at an event themed “Stakeholders Engagement on the Current Security Situation in the North-West.”
He stated that insurgency in the north-east and separatist threats in the south-east and south-west, had both decreased significantly, with over 30,000 insurgents and their families surrendering thus far.
“The security situation has relatively improved across all parts of the country,” Mustapha said.
“The threats of the separatists in the south-east and parts of south-south, south-west geo-political zones have reduced in traction. Our waters are now calm and we no longer receive reports of daily attacks by pirates.”
“Troops of operation Sharan Daji, in conjunction with personnel of the Nigeria Police Force and other intelligence/security and paramilitary agencies, have sustained an onslaught against the criminal elements.”