Updated May 11, 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the Security Meeting, the third in the series at the State House.
President Muhammad Buhari goes on with his meeting with the country’s security chiefs, searching for solutions to the security issues that have befallen the country.
A meeting which is the third in less than three weeks, continues a series of meeting which started on Friday, April 30 as violence and kidnappings continue to invade parts of the country.
Just like the previous meetings, the latest was held behind closed doors, and it remains not so clear the details of the discussions beyond the drive to keep the nation secure.
Asides the President and the security chiefs, the meeting was attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.
Over the past three weeks, the security issues have led to the recent change of the service chiefs and the security meetings have continued. In the South, security formations and police stations have been attacked and operatives have battled kidnappers, gunmen, bandits, and suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The North has suffered the fact that bandits have continued their reign of terror attack in villages and kidnapping people for ransom.
The security agencies and government has also recorded wins with the release of abducted students in Kaduna, Benue, and Asia while several bandits have been killed and some leaders arrested.
Although the details of the security meetings have been kept under wraps, both the President and his vice have called for unity and an end to the violence.
President Buhari last week lamented that despite the closure of the borders to control the smuggling of arms and ammunition, “Some people are mercilessly against this country.”
He charged the leadership at every level to go back to the basics, noting that a bottom-up approach was necessary, from ward to local council, states, and federal.
Osinbajo in a wake-up call on the elites in the country urged them to rise up and speak the truth against forces of division in the country.
He explained that this has become necessary to preserve the unity of the nation as Nigeria cannot afford a war.
“We cannot afford a war in this country … it is the political elite that will determine what will take place,” the Vice President said.
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