Insecurity: Service Chiefs Get Firm Order from Buhari Over Terrorism, Others

Insecurity: Service Chiefs Get Firm Order from Buhari Over Terrorism, Others

  • President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the service chief to adopt functional measures to end the incessant killings and kidnapping in the country
  • The directive from the president followed the killing of Adamu Muazu's brother and the abduction of his sister by terrorists
  • According to the president, his administration would do all it takes to end the activities of those who he described as enemies of humanity

Following the killing of a brother and abduction of a sister to the former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adamu Muazu, the security chiefs have again received a directive from the president to double their effort in ending insurgency, kidnapping and banditry.

President Muhammadu Buhari urged the service chiefs to ensure they come up with a decisive solution to end the growing insecurity across the country.

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President Buhari has commiserated with the family of Adamu Muzau over the killing of his brother and abduction of his sister. Photo: Muhammadu Buhari
Source: UGC

The president's order was handed to the service while he commiserated with the former chairman of the opposition party about the killing of his brother and abduction of his sister.

In a statement released on Sunday, July 24, Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to President Buhari on media and publicity said the security situation in the country is a constant concern for his principal.

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A presidential assurance to Nigerians

He added that the president has assured those affected by terrorism that he would do everything to make sure that the enemies of humanity are crushed.

Again expressing shock over the incident which recently affected the Muazus, the president said he knows how hard it is to cope with such double tragedy.

His words:

“Let me use this opportunity to re-assure you and other Nigerians currently facing threats from the atrocities of the bandits that I will leave no stone unturned to ensure these enemies of humanity are finally crushed and decisively defeated."

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Kaduna train attack: Former military administrator pleads on behalf of son, daughter-in-law, other captives

One of Nigeria's former military administrators, General Idris Garba, had earlier pleaded with the Niger state governor to assist in the rescue of members of his family.

Garba's son, his wife Maryam Bobbo and their four children; Ibrahim, Fatima, Imran and Zainab were among the victims of the Kaduna-bound train attack by terrorists on Monday, March 28.

The retired military general confirmed that he has been having sleepless nights since the abduction of his son and members of his immediate family.

Kuje prison attack: Spread of ISWAP, Ansaru, other terrorist groups not surprising, security expert says

A security expert in Nigeria had said that the growing attacks on key places and soft targets by terrorists are not surprising.

Senator Iroegbu said that the implication of the attack at the Kuje prison facility is a red flag and a pointer that the Federal Capital Territory may be a city under siege.

According to the expert, there is a need for punitive measures to be meted out to security personnel and agencies that jeopardise the effort to end terrorists' activities in Nigeria.


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