President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday that his government understands the urgency and seriousness of the security challenges the country is facing and will implement carefully considered solutions to tackle them.
The President, who has been under fire for what many described as slow response to killings by alleged herdsmen in various parts of the country said this on his twitter that his administration is determined to implement carefully considered and enduring solutions to tackle the security challenges.
The President who spoke the same day he met with Nigeria’s security chiefs at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, ABuja said, “We fully understand the seriousness & urgency of Nigeria’s security issues, and are determined to implement carefully considered solutions that will not only earn the confidence of Nigerians, but also stand the test of time determined to implement carefully considered solutions that will not only earn the confidence of Nigerians, but also stand the test of time.”
However, none of those who attended the meeting was willing to speak with State House correspondents when approached at the end of the an emergency meeting believed to be part of efforts aimed at curtailing the security challenges being witnessed across the country.
The meeting, which was also attended by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, was held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Others present at the meeting include the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali; Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; and the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd), also attended.
Also present at the meeting were the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas; and the Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar.
The meeting was an extended as it was also attended by the heads of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Nigeria Customs Service, Nigeria Fire Service, Federal Road Safety Commission, Nigeria Prisons Service and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
Others are the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura; and the Director-General of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar.