- Nigerian service chiefs have been asked serious questions with regards to the rising insecurity in the country
- One of the questions asked is how terrorists get arms with which they attack citizens despite the border closure
- This and other questions were asked by President Muhammadu Buhari during a crucial meeting with service chiefs on Tuesday, August 11, in Abuja
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President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed worry over the source of arms to terrorists and bandits in the country despite border closure.
During a closed-door meeting with service chiefs and state governors in Abuja on Tuesday, August 11, President Buhari tabled some critical questions to the leadership of the military and other security agencies in the country, Nigerian Tribune reports.
The Nigerian leader queried the service chiefs how come the insurgents who operate within the country are never short of weapons to strike terror and unleash havoc on innocent citizens.
He asked the service chiefs: “These terrorists are in the localities. How is it that they are not short of small arms?”
As part of the resolution in the meeting, the president called on the military to develop a joint strategy to end terrorism in all parts of Nigeria.
The service chiefs also agreed to take measures to protect communities in a bid to boost confidence in the military against the activities of the insurgents.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Buhari and his vice, Yemi Osinbajo, held a meeting with security chiefs over the worsening security situation in the country.
Other senior officials who attended the meeting include the chief of staff to the president, Ibrahim Gambari, the national security adviser, Babagana Monguno, and some ministers.
The heads of the army, navy, air force, police, state security service, and directorate of military intelligence were also said to have been present during the meeting which reportedly held at the council chamber of the presidential villa, Abuja.
The meeting came a day after Nigerian governors complained about the worsening security situation in the country.
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