- President Buhari met with Governor Masari of Katsina state on Wednesday
- Speaking after the meeting, the Katsina state governor urged Nigerian leaders not to allow insecurity to overwhelm them
- The governor wants his colleagues in the north-western and north-central states to ensure that the security challenges do not deteriorate further
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, August 5, held a closed-door meeting with the governor of Katsina state, Aminu Masari, at the presidential villa.
Though details of the meeting were not disclosed, it may have to do with the security challenges in the president's home state, especially banditry that has led to the death of many people.
Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Governor Masari asked leaders of the country not to allow insecurity to overwhelm them, Channels TV reports.
The governor wants his colleagues in the north-western and north-central states to ensure that the security challenges do not deteriorate further.
He said efforts are being made to address the several threats in the region, assuring that banditry and other forms of criminality will soon be a thing of the past.
He also lamented that the two regions have vast forests and an unfriendly terrain especially during the rainy season making it difficult to move heavy military equipment.
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Meanwhile, President Buhari has hailed the security chiefs for offering their best in the fight against insecurity in the country.
The president, however, gave directives for the overhauling of the total security architecture and mandated the security chiefs to come up with a new strategy against the menace of bandits and insurgents.
Addressing the security chiefs during a meeting on Tuesday, August 4, attended by the national security adviser, Babagana Monguno, President Buhari expressed displeasure over the worsening state of the security of the country.
Monguno, who briefed the pressmen about the outcome of the meeting, said Buhari emphasised on the need for the service chiefs to offer more.
"The President said to the Service Chiefs, ‘you are doing your best as far as I am concerned but there is still a lot more to be done," Monguno said.
“He has also directed that we must rejig our strategies both in terms of operations and intelligence. We must rejig our strategy to prevent further catastrophe; that we must bear in mind that we owe a duty.”
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