President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday held a crucial meeting with Service Chiefs at his residence. The meeting was held a day after the President charged security agencies in his address to redouble efforts toward ensuring that the unity of the country was protected. The Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonisakin who briefed State House correspondents after the meeting hinted that the issues of Boko Haram, agitation by Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as well as other security challenges confronting the nation were discussed.
He further disclosed that at the end of the meeting, the President ordered the Chiefs to tackle all security threats headlong.
According to him, “We have been meeting with Mr. President for the last three hours. We updated 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 media and electronic media to follow the happenings in the country."
“After the meeting, he has directed on some areas we should look at so as to enhance our operations in the country. The issues of security, every security threat, all security threats were treated one after the other ranging from terrorism to kidnapping, herdsmen/farmers clash, to IPOB issue.”
“In his address to the nation, he talked about the unity of the nation which is non-negotiable. We have all been fully instructed to ensure that that directive is carried out to the letter. We are going to enhance our operations in all the areas we need to do that. Like I said, he has given the necessary directives which will be carried out by the military and the security agencies” he added.