President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the country’s Service Chiefs to urgently deal with bandit terrorists, who are becoming a nuisance to the country.
Speaking with State House correspondents, Minister of Defense, General Bashir Magashi, said the President gave the order on Tuesday, during a security meeting with the service chiefs at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Magashi said President Buhari has directed the service chiefs to deal with bandits and Boko Haram insurgents ruthlessly and find tactics to solve the security challenges in the country.
He said the President particularly ordered the service chiefs to stop the incessant attacks and abduction of residents in the North-West and North Central.
The minister stated that the President outrightly condemned the killing of Nigerians by bandits and their reckless pronouncements to solicit attention.
He said the Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, General Lucky Irabor, and other security chiefs briefed the President on recent developments associated with the security challenges facing the nation.
Magashi revealed that the government reviewed the security situation in the country and concluded that it can tackle insecurity, especially in Zamfara State and the North Central, with the cooperation of Nigerians.
Speaking further, Magashi announced that a batch of six A-29 Super Tucano Jets will arrive in the country next week while the jets in the first batch already delivered are being tested.
The Service Chiefs were led by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor; Minister of Defence, General Bashir Magashi (rtd).
The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba; Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Abubakar Malami; and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, were all in attendance.
Source: Naija News