Warns insurgents, bandits and criminals will get it rough
Schedules another security meeting on Tuesday
alarmed by the atrocities unleashed on the nation and its citizens by
criminals, the Presidency on Friday vowed to do all within its powers to
end the cycle of violence and restore peace and stability nationwide.
assurance came at the end of a crucial enlarged security meeting called
at the instance of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa
on Friday in the wake of rising security challenges in the land, which
have threatened national unity and peace.
Although the Presidency
adjourned the meeting till Tuesday next week to take further briefings
from concerned security heads and agencies, the National Security
Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno, said in a terse statement made
available to Vanguard that Nigerian security agencies were set to put an
end to the spate of criminality and violence being visited on the
country and its citizens by hoodlums.
Monguno said: “Concerned
about the persisting security challenges in parts of the country, Mr.
President summoned a crucial meeting of the National Security Council
today as he continues to frontally confront the situation in the
“At today’s meeting the President made it abundantly
clear that while the insurgents, bandits and criminals are still at it,
he has no doubt that the Nigerian Security agencies and all of us as a
nation will certainly overcome all the current security problems and
defeat the forces of evil marauding about in different parts of the
“While the criminals continue to test the will of
the Nigerian government, the President and the Council which adjourned
today’s critical meeting until Tuesday morning to receive further
briefings from the Security Chiefs, are set and determined to decisively
end the assault on the nation and will do all that it takes.
President is very prepared to take profound measures in the wider
interest of the people and the Nigerian nation. There shall be no
relenting until peace and security is significantly restored in our
communities,” the NSA said.