- President Buhari has declared that he may change heads of the security agencies in the country if the need arises
- Buhari made this known at Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday, August 19, during the National Security Council meeting
- The president emphasised that his goal is to end insurgency, banditry and kidnapping in the country before his tenure ends in 2023
Vanguard reports that the president threatened to rejig the security architecture if it became necessary in order to achieve the desired result and have a secured environment.
Buhari ready to rejig security situation — NSA
The Nation also reports that the president spoke at the National Security Council (NSC) meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, on Thursday, August 19.
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The National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-General Babagana Monguno, said the president has expressed his readiness to make more changes in the security architecture of the country if necessary.
He noted that all the issues brought before the president centred mainly on the successes recorded in the operations in the northeast.
Monguno said large numbers of members of the Boko Haram Islamic sect are surrendering in the northeast, noting that “never had such large number left the terrorist camps, owing to the relentless activity of the security agencies.”
The NSA said there is good cooperation, synergy and intelligence-sharing among the armed forces, adding that the president is happy with the briefs he received.
“The last National Security Council (NSC) meeting we had was on June 18. From that time till now, a lot has happened within the security domain. The president called for this meeting. And it was actually supposed to be for next week, but he drew it back for today (yesterday), for obvious reasons.
“The meeting briefed the president, on the current security situation in the country. Well, I’ll say from the last time we met till now, and all the issues that were brought before the president, were mainly issues arising from the successes recorded in the theatre of operations throughout the northeast.
Why Boko Haram fighters surrender in droves, accept amnesty
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Boko Haram terrorists have been surrendering in droves, with their families, laying down their arms in the process.
It was reported that it seems time is running out for Boko Haram fighters in the fringes of Nigeria's northeast region as many of them are accepting amnesty.
Many Nigerians why have been wondering why the sudden change of mind by the fighters after almost a decade of attacking the Nigerian military and innocent citizens.