President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the Service Chiefs to double their efforts in improving the security situation in the nation as excuses would no longer be tolerated.
According to the National Security Adviser (NSA), Retired Major General Babagana Monguno, President Buhari charged the heads of the nation’s security agencies to do more to secure the nation and an insisted that they are currently not doing enough.
Retired Major General Babagana Monguno, who spoke with newsmen after the meeting added that the President has ordered him to meet with the state governors in the North-West and that of Niger State, in other to identify the problems and find solutions to them.
President Buhari met with the service chiefs against the backdrop of bandit attacks on communities in the region, including those in his home state – Katsina.
The attacks have left several people dead and many others injured in the affected states, while lots of properties were destroyed by the bandits.
Present at the meeting were the President’s Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, and some other members of the President’s cabinet.
Also in attendance were the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar; the Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok Ekwe Ibas; and the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai.
Others included the police boss; the Chief of Defence Intelligence Agency, Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Usman, the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr Yusuf Bichi; and the Director-General Nigeria Intelligence Agency Ahmed Abubakar.