Insecurity: Go after terrorists, bandits now, Buhari orders service chiefs
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, rose from a national security meeting with service chiefs and heads of other security agencies, with a charge on them to go after the terrorists and bandits terrorizing Nigerian, especially on the highways.
According to him, security operatives will not rest until Nigerians are at peace.
The President’s order came as members of the House of Representatives from Kaduna state also yesterday raised an alarm over the security threats, kidnapping and killings along the Abuja-Kaduna highway.
Buhari, who spoke against the backdrop of frequent attacks on travelers on Abuja-Kaduna highway and other expressways in the country.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who spoke after the meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said President Buhari appreciated the successes and gains recorded by all security chiefs, their agencies and intelligence organizations in security nationwide after he received briefs from them at the meeting.
“So, all agencies committed to providing security for Nigeria and the maintenance of law and order anywhere in Nigeria”.
On who takes the lead; the police or the military, the minister said, “Police, as i said, is the lead agency on internal security. So, whatever i have said about the maintenance of law and order will start with the police and then extend to all other security agencies, certainly”.