Nigerian service chiefs meet to review security strategies

Nigerian service chiefs meet to review security strategies

- The chief of defence staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, has held a security meeting with other service chiefs at the defence headquarters

- Olonisakin in a tweet disclosed that the meeting also attended by other heads of security agencies

- The chief of defence staff said the meeting is to review security strategies in combating security challenges facing the country

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Nigerian chief of defence staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, on Tuesday, June 23, held a security meeting with other service chiefs at the defence headquarters.

Olonisakin in a tweet disclosed that the meeting which was also attended by other heads of security agencies was meant to review strategies in combating security challenges in the country.

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Nigerian service chiefs meet to review strategies in combating security challenges in the country. Photo credits: General Olonisakin
Source: Twitter

"Today, I met with Service Chiefs and other Heads of Security agencies at the Defence Headquarters. To review security strategies in combating security challenges in the country,” he tweeted.

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The service chiefs and heads of security agencies noted that essential consultations have been made with relevant stakeholders across the country with a view to collaborating with the military and security agencies to promptly address the security challenges and bring respite to the regions.

The CDS who pointed out that security is everyone’s business solicited the support and cooperation of all well-meaning Nigerians for the Armed Forces and security agencies in tackling the security challenges in Nigeria in order to speedily restore sanity to the troubled regions.

There have been calls for the security chiefs to resign over the security challenges in the country.

Recently, Nigeria’s Senate president, Senator Ahmad Lawan, said any security chief who fails to live up to expectation should be relieved of his duties if he refuses to go.

The Senate leader made the statement on Sunday, June 21, shortly after he attended a security meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

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Meanwhile, popular activist, Shehu Sani, has explained why attacks by bandits in the northern parts of the country persists despite negotiations with the attackers.

The former senator in a tweet on Monday, June 22, said there were three reasons why negotiations have not stopped attacks by bandits.

The first reason adduced by Sani is that bandits are cluster groups without a central leadership.

Another point noted by the activist is that bandits are motivated by money and can only be sustained by money.

According to Sani, a third reason is that bandits are transnational gangs that operate without respect or recognition for any laws or government.

Still on security, top security officers led by Babagana Monguno, the National Security Adviser (NSA) on Wednesday, June 17, arrived in Katsina state over the recent killings in the area.

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The security officials include Yusuf Magaji Bichi, the director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu, and other top police officers

The delegation landed at the Umaru Musa Yar’adua International airport and moved to the government house for a closed-door meeting with Governor Aminu Masari and other top government officials.

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