- All security chiefs have been directed to go after, insurgents, bandits and terrorists and other criminals in the country
- The order was given by President Buhari on Thursday, November 25, at the end of the National Security Council, NSC,
- Buhari stated that they must not rest until all Nigerians are at rest notwithstanding the progress made to eliminate insecurity
The Nigerian leader gave the marching orders on Thursday, November 25, after receiving briefs from all security chiefs, security agencies and intelligence organizations for security nationwide.
In another report by Vanguard, Rauf Aregbesola, the minister of interior made the disclosure at the end of the National Security Council (NSC) meeting presided over by President Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
While appreciating the successes and gains recorded by security chiefs, the president noted that they must not rest until all Nigerians are at rest.
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He ordered the armed forces and other security agencies, intelligence organizations to go after, insurgents, bandits and terrorists notwithstanding the progress and efforts being made to eliminate criminal activities.
Group blames intelligence failure for recent killing of army general, others
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a coalition of 76 Non-governmental Organisations and Civil Society Activists knocked the intelligence arms of the military and the Department of State Security Services (DSS) for continued attacks on military formations and other infrastructure of the state by terrorists
The activists also lamented over the kidnapping and robbery by bandits saying the attacks were not only a setback to the war against insecurity but a blatant embarrassment to the armed forces and Nigeria in general.
The group particularly made reference to the recent kidnapping of travellers in broad daylight along Abuja-Kaduna road, an attack in Borno that resulted in the killing of a General and three other soldiers, the attack on a Kaduna-Abuja bound train, and several others as clear instances of intelligence failure.
Abuja-Kaduna Road: Lawmakers send important message to army, police, others
Meanwhile, the House of Representatives on Wednesday, November 24, urged the security agencies to live up to its responsibility following the persistent kidnapping of Nigerians plying the Kaduna-Abuja Highway.
According to the lawmakers, the security agencies must end the attacks and save the lives.
The House adopted a motion by Abubakar Hassan Nalaraba (APC, Nassarawa) who described the increasing attacks on travellers on the road as alarming.