Emerging report indicates that members of the Nigerian Armed Forces have on Thursday, assured President Muhammadu Buhari of adopting a new strategy to deal with the boko haram/ISWAP terrorists and Fulani bandits killing, kidnapping and attacking innocent Nigerians all over the country, Page 36 learnt.
This was disclosed by the National Security Adviser, NSA, Major-General Babagana Monguno, who briefed Reporters after today’s Security Council meeting, in Abuja.
He said: “Members of the Armed Forces have made a commitment that in the coming weeks, they have already started working on a new strategy to deal with these snippets of violence.
“They have given their word, commitment to the President, that there will be a change in momentum, regardless of the fact that there might be a certain institutional limitations which they face. They have understood the enormity of responsibilities that they have.”
According to him, the Security Council will soon conclude its special investigation on the July 5, Kuje Correctional Centre attack that saw the release of over 600 terrorists, and would punish those who by the neglect of duty, allowed the terrorists to get away.
He equally advised Media Practitioners in the country, against giving wide publicity to the terrorists, saying that, such materials flooding the internet have dire consequences for the country.
The NSA added: “We are in a very difficult situation. The Council understands that Mr. President understands people’s concerns about the growing insecurity.
“I can assure you that there is no straight cut-and-dry method of dealing with this thing, and let all of us embrace each other. I know people are weary, tired. People are beginning to gravitate to other places for self-help. The truth is that help is rooted in everyone working for the other person.”
The emergency meeting summoned by the President had in attendance the National Security Adviser, Minister of Defence, Major-General Bashir Magashi (Retd.), and that of the Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi.
Others included: the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, the Service Chiefs, and the Inspector-General of Police.
The meeting reassessed the current security situation around the country, as well as looked into ways of overcoming challenges confronting some parts of the country.
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