Buhari to Service Chiefs: End security threats

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday directed all the Service Chiefs and heads of security operatives to arrest all security threats against the unity of the country.

The marching order on security threats came after a closed-door meeting the service chiefs and other security agencies had with the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Briefing State House correspondents after the meeting, which lasted over three hours, Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, Lt. General Gabriel Olonishakin, said the directive was to protect the unity of the country as well as lives and property of the citizenry.

He said the security chiefs were told to enhance their operations and ensure that troops that were outside carry out their assignments effectively.

He said: “We have been meeting with Mr. President for the last three hours. All we have done is to update him on all security issues around the country, within the country and outside the country where our troops are.

“Of course, we have just updated him because he is aware of what’s been happening. He has been receiving regular briefings from the acting president and he has also been going through the print and electronic media to follow the happenings within the country.

“After the meeting also, he has directed on some areas we should look at so as to enhance our operations in the country.

“In his address, he talked about the unity of the nation, which is non-negotiable and the military has been fully instructed to ensure that the directive is carried out to the letter.”

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