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INSECURITY: BUHARI Expresses Displeasure At Mounting Insecurity In The Country,After Meeting With Service Chiefs ~ The Press Tv


President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday charged the nation’s service chiefs to double efforts in tackling the security challenges in the country.

He also warned heads of security agencies against allowing further descent of the nation’s security, saying he would no longer accept escalation of the security situation in the country.

Disclosing this to State House Correspondents after a security briefing between the President and heads of security agencies, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtd.), said the President had charged managers of the nation’s security to redouble their efforts.

The NSA was accompanied by the Director of Defense Intelligence (DDI), AVM Mohammed Sani Usman and the Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Alhaji Yusuf Magaji Bichi.

According to Monguno, the President said, though the security chiefs had been doing their best, it had not been good enough for the challenges facing the nation.

He declared that excuses will no longer be tolerated, asking everyone to justify their appointments into the positions of leadership of the nation’s security architecture.

He said further the President expressed serious concerns over proliferation of small arms, light weapons and abuse of illicit drugs, which he said had impacted the security situation in the regions gravely.

He also expressed displeasure over the lack of synergy amongst security forces and charged the various aspects of the security architecture to work together to solve the nation’s security challenges.

The Service Chiefs were led by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin.

Present at the meeting were the Chief of Army Staff. LT Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and the Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi,

Others are: Inspector-General of Police, IGP Muhammed Adamu; the National Security Adviser (NSA) to the President, retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno, the Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Mr Yusuf Bichi and the Director General of National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ahmed Rufa’i.

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