The new Service Chiefs have reassured Nigerians that the federal government is committed to ending insecurity across the country soon.
Chief of Defence Staff, Maj-Gen. Lucky Leo Irabor, disclosed this on Monday in Kaduna at a town hall meeting of security chiefs, state governors and major stakeholders on the protracted insecurity in the North-West region.
He added that President Muhammadu Buhari and the Service Chiefs were committed to bringing about lasting peace in the area and the country in general.
Irabor added that with the new Service Chiefs, there will be a new dimension in tackling the insecurity of the country.
He said: “We have come to give you an assurance that some reorganisations are being undertaken currently to change the tide of insecurity in the country and across the land. We are in no doubt as to whether there are issues. We are in no doubt as to whether you have concerns. That we appreciate and we have noted and that is the reason why we felt we need to be here in our numbers.
“So, our coming today is more of feeling your pulse and reassuring you that the Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari is not asleep in terms of security because the National Security Adviser, myself, as well as the Service Chiefs, the Inspector- General of Police and the Director General of Department of State Services (DSS) and every other arm of the security agencies, are hoping to ensuring that there is a difference.
“We are assuring you that we are not resting on our oars, some reorganisations are on the table to change the tide of insecurity in the North-West and the country at large,” Irabor said. He noted that some reports on insecurity being circulated in both the traditional and online media were false, but have aggravated the situation.
“We are reassuring you that the Government of President Buhari is not relenting on insecurity and the NSA, Service Chiefs and other heads of security agencies are working hard to bring to an end the menace.”
Also speaking, National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, said that the meeting was aimed at addressing the security concerns bedeviling the North-West and other parts of the country.
The NSA said similar meetings would hold in other zones in a bid to find comprehensive solutions to the security challenges.
He stressed that President Muhammadu Buhari is worried about the persistent insecurity and emerging threats accompanied by loss of lives all over the country.
He acknowledged that though security was the core responsibility of government, it required the support of Nigerians at all levels to bring about a better and safer country.