- Nigerian service chiefs need support and synergy from all security agencies
- This view was aired by Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin
- Olonisakin said that the DHQ is willing to give the needed support to the force to help it overcome terrorism in the north
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When it comes to achieving the objectives of Exercise Sahel Sanity, the Defence Headquarters has promised to give full assistance to the Nigerian Army in whatever way it can.
Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, gave this promise on Monday, July 13, at the recently built Special Super Camp iv, in Katsina, Channels TV reports.
The exercise was launched by the Nigerian Army to curb and eradicate the activities of kidnappers, bandits and all violent criminals in Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna and Niger states.
Olonisakin said that service chiefs in the country need continuous support and synergy with security and intelligence agencies.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), had revealed key issues discussed between President Muhammadu Buhari and service chiefs.
Speaking with State House correspondents in Abuja after the crucial meeting, Monguno said that President Buhari commended the service chiefs for the efforts to curb violent crimes in the country, but added that they had to do much more.
The NSA said that the president expressed displeasure over the lack of synergy among security forces.
He said that President Buhari directed him to meet with northwest governors and the Niger state government to fashion out ways to tackle the menace of banditry.
The Coalition Against Killings in Northern Nigeria (CAKIN) had condemned the incessant killings of innocent people in the northern part of the country.
Legit.ng reported that the coalition in a statement it issued on Monday, June 15, at Arewa House, Kaduna, lamented that the elected governments at both the federal and state levels had failed in their primary responsibilities of protecting lives and property of the citizens.
The coalition comprises the Northern Youth Council of Nigeria led by Isa Abubakar; Arewa Youth Consultative Forum led by Yerima Shettima; Northern Anti-corruption Front led by Yusuf Idris Amoke; Arewa Youth Assembly led by Mohammed Salihu Danlami; Joint Action Committee of Northern Youth Associations led by Murtala Abubakar; CUPS led by Idris Mohammed; and Arewa Youth Forum led by Gambo Gujungu.
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