Buhari tells Security Chiefs to rejig security strategies to prevent further catastrophe
Aug. 4, 2020- President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Security Chiefs to rejig their strategies in the ongoing battle against insurgency, banditry and other violent crimes in some parts of the country to prevent further catastrophes.
National Security Adviser (NSA) to the President, Maj-Gen. Babagana Mongonu (rtd.) made this known while briefing journalists’ following the National Security Council meeting.
The Humanitarian Post reports that the meeting was presided over by President Buhari at the State House, Abuja, on Wednesday.
Quoting President Buhari, Mongonu said “The President has also directed that we must rejig our strategy.
“That is, both in terms of operation and intelligence, we must rejig our strategy to prevent further catastrophe.
“We must bear in mind that we owe a duty to the people that elected his government, our government and at the end of the day without securing the nation all other things cannot be addressed such as revamping the economy and also fighting corruption.’’
Mongonu said he also updated the Council on the security situation in the northwest and the north central, “in terms of looking at the issue of kidnapping, banditry and killing of innocent people.’’
He said there were also reports from other Security Chiefs: The Chief of Defence Staff, army chief, inspector general of Police on the current security situation in the Northeast and Northwest.
The National Security Adviser said the Service Chiefs also highlighted and what their various organizations and agencies are doing about these situations.