President Buhari Goes Tough, Announces New Security Measures for Southeast Region

President Buhari Goes Tough, Announces New Security Measures for Southeast Region

- The federal government has disclosed the outcome of security meetings held in the last eleven days at the presidential villa

The Buhari administration has been criticised heavily for attacks across the country

- However, the Nigerian government insisted that it has not lost control over the situation

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved new security measures for the southeast and south-south regions of the country in what seems like an attempt to check the escalating attacks on police formations in the zones.

President Buhari goes tough, announces new security measures for southeast region
FG says it will restore peace and order in the country. Photo: Femi Adesina
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The Nation reported that Buhari made the decision following eleven days of security meetings at the presidential villa, Abuja which ended on Tuesday, May 11.

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, informed journalists about the new security measures in the regions.

He, however, declined to give details about the tactics.

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Daily Nigerian reported the meetings at the presidential villa reviewed the current security situation in the country and proffered solutions.

Some officials who reportedly attended the meeting include Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha; the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari; and the National Security Adviser (NSA) Major-General Babagana Monguno and others.

Meanwhile, despite the escalating insecurity in the country, the Nigerian government has said it is not overwhelmed by the situation.

The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, told journalists at a press briefing in Lagos on Tuesday, May 11, that the government has the power to crush the bandits, The Punch reported.

He said the widespread belief the federal government is clueless about solving the insecurity in the country is untrue.

In another news, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is alarmed by the robbery attempt reported near Presidential Villa in Abuja.

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The nation's lead opposition party in a statement posted via its official Twitter page and seen by on Tuesday, May 11, said the development further points to the collapse of the security command structure under President Muhammadu Buhari.

The party added that the reported bandit assault on the residence of the Chief of Staff to the president, Ibrahim Gambari, within the precinct of the Presidential Villa, has heightened apprehensions over the capacity of the Buhari-led administration to secure the nation.


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