President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said his administration is coming up with a well thought out plan to end the incessant killings across the country.
The President said that he understands the seriousness and urgency of the nation’s security issues.
President Buhari stated this Monday on his official Twitter account, @MBuhari, after presiding over an expanded meeting of the National Security Council.
He said: “Today (Monday), I presided over a meeting of the Security Council. 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.”
The meeting held in the wake of incessant killings by suspected herdsmen in parts of the country.
Two days ago, the president was briefed by the Department of State Service on the release of three University of Maiduguri lecturers abducted by Boko Haram terrorists in Maigumeri, Borno State. Also released were 10 women kidnapped in a raid by the militant group on a military/police convoy on Damboa road near Maiduguri.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr Boss Mustapha as well as the Ministers of Defence, Foreign Affairs and Interior were present at Monday’s meeting.
In attendance were the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin; the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar and the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas.
The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris; the Director General of the DSS, Lawal Daura and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufai Abubakar were also present.
Heads ofparamilitary organisations like the Nigerian Immigration Service, the Nigeria Customs Service, the Nigerian Fire Service and the Federal Road Safety Corps were also in attendance
None of the attendees spoke to State House correspondents after the close-door meeting which lasted over two hours.