In wake of security challenges in Northeastern and Northwestern Nigeria, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned security chiefs to brief him about the recent persistent attacks resulting from banditry and terrorist activities in Northern Nigeria.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the service chiefs were led by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin.
Others attending the meeting included the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and the Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi.
Others were; Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu; the National Security Adviser (NSA) to the President, retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno and Director-General of the Department of State Services, Mr Yusuf Bichi.
NAN gathered that the president would be updated on security developments across the country during the meeting.
Buhari had on June 16 approved a joint military and police operation specifically targeted at combing Niger, Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Sokoto States to rid the areas of bandits
On Monday June 15, protests rocked Katsina and Kaduna as residents of both states took to the streets to protest against the incessant and persistent Killings which has led to the deaths of many citizens.
On Tuesday June 16, the Presidency urged Nigerians to be patient with the armed forces that they are capable of defeating and putting an end to the insurgency in the region.