President Buhari directs security agencies to sustain peace 

Timothy Choji, Abuja

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Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has charged the Armed Forces and other security agencies in the country to brace up and provide adequate protection for lives and property across the country.

He gave the directive on Thursday, when he met with security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Briefing State House Correspondents soon after the meeting, Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu said they were also instructed to increase their activities around petroleum pipelines and other facilities, to prevent oil theft.

“Sequel to the improvement in the general security situation in the country, we have been charged by the President to ensure there is a near zero crime society in all geo-political zones; in fact, the whole of the country.  

“We’ve also been charged to increase security along the pipelines, to make sure that crude oil theft is stopped completely because the loss that the country is facing in that regard is not tolerated and it  

Improved Situation

The Police Boss noted that recently the rate of crime in the society has dropped, leading to an improvement security situation across the country.

“We have noticed within this quarter that the security situation in the country is stable. We made comparism of what happened in the previous quarters and this last quarter and we saw that there is tremendous decrease in kidnappings, banditry, armed robbery and even acts of cultism. You can see from the situation in the North-West zone of the country that banditry and kidnapping has reduced tremendously and we have statistics to back what we are saying,” he said.

The Inspector General of Police said security agencies were also advised to support the peace initiative on Tiv/Jukun crisis in Benue and Taraba states in order to achieve sustainable peace in the affected areas.