President Muhammadu Buhari has warned Service Chiefs of the three arms of the nation’s military and Heads of intelligence agencies to brace up and frontally confront the multi-faceted security challenges facing the country, saying he would no longer accept further escalation of the security situation in the country.
National Security Adviser to the President, General Babagana Monguno (retired), told State House correspondents on Thursday after a closed-door security meeting with the President at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja, that Buhari was seriously concerned over the activities of bandits and insurgents in parts of the country.
According to Monguno, the president expressed displeasure that efforts of the security chiefs toward addressing the soaring violent crimes were not good enough, just as he frowned at the lack of synergy among the security agencies saddled with the responsibility of fighting insurgency and banditry in the country.
“A meeting was just concluded between Mr. President and the heads of the security agencies – that is the operational heads consisting of Minister of Defence, the service chiefs, and on the other hand, the intelligence components consisting of myself and intelligence heads. Today’s meeting basically focused on recent developments.
Mr. President has expressed great concern over the declining security situation in the country. He is extremely unhappy about what is happening and he feels that even though the security agencies are doing their best, their best is not good enough for him and he wants an immediate reversal of the current trend and immediate reversal of our misfortunes in all their dimensions”, the NSA said