President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Nigeria’s security chiefs to find a lasting solution to cases of crude oil theft.
This order was made known on Thursday by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu.
IGP Adamu stated that Buhari gave the directive when he met security chiefs behind closed-doors.
According to the Police boss, “Sequel to the improvement in the general security situation in the country, we have been charged by the President to ensure there is a near-zero crime society in all geo-political zones; in fact, the whole of the country.
“So, we’ve also been charged to increase security along the pipelines, to make sure that crude oil theft is stopped completely because the loss that the country is facing in that regard is not tolerated,” he said.
Adamu also noted that the security situation in the country is stable, with a drop in activities of bandits.
He said: “We have noticed within this quarter that the security situation in the country is stable.
“We made comparison of what happened in the previous quarters and this last quarter and we saw that there is a tremendous decrease in kidnappings, banditry, armed robbery and even acts of cultism.
“You can see from the situation in the North-West zone of the country that banditry and kidnapping has reduced tremendously and we have statistics to back what we are saying.”