President Buhari directs security agencies to address challenges

Timothy Choji, Abuja 

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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Nigeria’s law enforcement agencies to rise up to their responsibilities in order to find a lasting solution to the security challenges being faced in some parts of the country.

This was part of the resolutions reached at Monday’s high level security meeting at the Presidential Villa.

President Buhari, who revealed this via his tweeter handle Monday evening, said: “Part of the resolutions from our Security Meeting today is that all our law enforcement agencies must take intelligence-gathering and sharing much more seriously. The Police and DSS especially have been charged to step up their efforts and capacity in this regard.”

Furthermore, he directed law enforcement agencies to be efficient in the gathering and sharing of intelligence, in order to be ahead of criminals and people with evil intentions.

The President pledged to give all security agencies the need support in order to succeed in the task ahead.

“Our law enforcement agencies must at all times stay ahead of bandits and criminals, wherever they are across the country, by efficiently gathering, sharing and acting on credible Intelligence. I am assuring that we will give them all the support needed to succeed.”

He also assured the nation that all persons arrested so far, including those arrested for illegally possessing arms, will be duly prosecuted, as he urged judicial officers to be alive to responsibilities in this regard, to enable the speedy dispensation of justice.

Monday’s security meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari lasted over three hours and all those who participated declined comments, as they drove out of the Presidential Villa.

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