Insecurity: CDS, Service Chiefs, heads of security agencies meet in Abuja

Determined to end insurgents activities in the country, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin has met with the Service Chiefs and Heads of Security and Intelligence Agencies to deliberate on the way out.

Tribune Online reports that this was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations DMO Major General John Enenche.

According to the statement, “the meeting was one of the series of meetings to re-strategise and enhance existing synergy among all security agencies to address the lingering security challenges bedevilling the nation.

It explained further that the meeting, which was well attended by heads of security architecture in the country, dwelled on developing and mapping out new strategies to promptly address the untoward security situation rising from banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling as well as other sundry criminalities particularly in the North West, North East and North Central parts of the country.

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According to the statement, the Service Chiefs and Heads of Security Agencies noted that essential consultations have been made with relevant stakeholders across the country with a view to collaborating with the military and security agencies to promptly address the security challenges and bring respite to the regions.

It stated that the CDS who pointed out that security was everyone’s business, solicited the support and cooperation of all well-meaning Nigerians for the Armed Forces and security agencies in tackling the security challenges in Nigeria in order to speedily restore sanity to the troubled regions.

Present at the meeting were the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai; Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas; Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar and Inspector General of Police, Adamu Muhammed. Also in attendance were the Director-General Department of State Service, Yusuf Bichi; Director-General , Nigerian Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar; Chief of Defence Intelligence, Air Vice Marshall Muhammed Usman and the Commandant General, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdullahi Mohammadu.

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