- Delegation is expected to get first-hand details of true situation of things and report back with the view of preferring necessary actions to be taken
- The delegation to the two states is led by the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Munguno (Rtd)
- The delegation is expected to get first hand information in the two states and get back to the president on the way forward
FCT, Abuja - Respite may be coming to two northern states of Sokoto and Katsina state. This follows a powered delegation made up of the heads of Nigeria’s intelligence and security outfits.
Punch reports that President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday sent off a high-powered delegation t the two states. This comes on the heels of the recent spike in the spate of kidnappings and bandit activities.
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Legit.ng recalls that this is coming just after a day that the President commissioned locally built Navy Ships, Patrol Boats as well as a helicopter for the use of the Nigerian navy to further strengthen its operations on the nation’s waterways.
The statement was titled ‘President Buhari Sends Security, Intelligence Heads To Sokoto, Katsina.’
Delegation To Get First Hand Knowledge of Situation
The new development was contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity. According to Garba Shehu, the delegation is to enable the President get an immediate feedback on the situation of things in the affected states.
Members of the delegation includes the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba; the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Magaji Bichi; the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar, Chief of Defence Intelligence, Major General Samuel Adebayo.
It has the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Munguno (Rtd) as its leader.
The Senior Special Assistant said that the President is expecting an immediate report on the situation which will then be followed up on by immediate action to stem the tide.
Northern Leaders Cry Out To President Buhari On The Growing Insecurity In Northern Nigeria
Legit.ng earlier reported that a 30-year old widow narrated how she watched helplessly as her mum and four children were burnt to death by bandits.
She revealed that they were all travelling to Kaduna when they were attackd by bandits along Sabon Birni-Isa road.
She narrated the experience in the hospital where she is currently recuperating from the the burns she sustained from the attack.