Published on Aug 22, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
President Muhammadu Buhari has given the military and other security agencies in the country necessary directives to go all out and secured the country from all forms of threats to its security and unity.
The President, gave the directives at a meeting with service chiefs at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, today, Tuesday.
Briefing newsmen shortly after the meeting, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin said that the President insisted that the directives must be carried out swiftly in all parts of the country.
“After the meeting, he has directed on some areas we should look at so as to enhance our operations in the country.
In his address, he talked about the unity of the nation which is non-negotiable.
“We have all been fully instructed to ensure that that directive is carried out to the letter.”
General Olonisakin said that after more than three hours meeting, the President wanted a holistic treatment of all security threats, ranging from terrorism to kidnapping, herdsmen/farmers clash, to IPOB with dispatch.
“We are going to enhance our operations in all the areas we need to do that. Like I said, he (the President), has given the necessary directives which will be carried out by the military and the security agencies.
“He (the President), also directed that we must ensure that the life and property of the citizens are protected and we must make sure that we secure the whole nation and also that troops that are outside carry out their jobs effective.
On Boko Haram in particular, the Chief of Defence Staff described the fight against the insurgents as an asymmetric warfare, adding that the insurgents have merely stepped up their game of suicide bombing.
“Of course we are also working with the security agencies and the intelligence agencies to make sure that we address that menace.”
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