Nigerians need to be patient while we flush out terrorists! – President Buhari
Barely twenty hours after President Buhari met with the 6 Northest Gobermors and the Inspector Genaral.of Police on the state of Insecuirty in he region, he also met with the Service Chiefs today.
Also in attendance were; Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Mungono (Retd) as well as the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari.
The President said Nigerians must be patient as the country is expecting military hardware from Jordan, China and the United States which will be used in the fight against Terrorism as well as Maritime Security.
He said that all Service Chiefs and other security outfits in the country should meet to share and interpret intelligence among one another.
President Buhari said his government is working hard to dominate the nooks and crannies of the country including the Lake Chad region thereby eliminating all criminal elements.
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“Today I met with the Heads of security and intelligence agencies, and members of the Security Committee of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum. We recognize that States and the Federal Government have to come together to successfully tackle insecurity in the country.”
“It was an opportunity to share notes and ideas. We are doing all that is necessary to defeat banditry, kidnapping, terrorism and other forms of criminality in Nigeria. We are also aware of the areas that need improvement, including synergy, and intelligence-gathering.”
“I am glad that we are seeing better synergy and cooperation. I have directed the Service Chiefs to meet among themselves, in-between the National Security Council meetings. Our intelligence-gathering, interpretation and sharing must all be improved.”
“The new weapons, aircraft and equipment are not only for the fight against criminality on land; we are also acquiring them for maritime protection, in the Gulf of Guinea. I am pleased to see the renewed efforts of the Nigerian Navy in that regard.”
“We are working to dominate every part of Nigerian territory, from the hard-to-reach areas of Lake Chad where Boko Haram are desperately searching for new havens, to the forests in every part of the country, to the high seas. We will ensure we rid everywhere of nefarious elements.”
Quotes via verified handle of the President @Mbuhari