Buhari Berates Synergy-Gap among Security Agencies over Insurgency, Banditry

Buhari Berates Synergy-Gap among Security Agencies over Insurgency, Banditry

By Abdul Alli, Abuja Lack of synergy and coordinated approach among the security agencies in Nigeria has continued to mitigate the effort of the Fe

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By Abdul Alli, Abuja

Lack of synergy and coordinated approach among the security agencies in Nigeria has continued to mitigate the effort of the Federal government to bring down the spate of insurgency and banditry in the country.

This, is President Muhammadu Buhari’s expression through his National Security Adviser retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno.

He made this disclosure to State House correspondents after a closed doors security meeting with the president at the State House, Abuja, on Thursday.

Monguno said that the president frowned at lack of synergy among the security agencies saddled with the responsibility of fighting insurgency and banditry in the country.

He expressed serious concern over the activities of bandits and insurgents in some parts of the country, saying efforts of the security chiefs towards addressing the menace is not good enough.

“A meeting was just concluded between Mr President and the heads of the security agencies – that is the operational heads consisting of Minister of Defence, the service chiefs and on the other hand the intelligent components consisting of myself and intelligence heads.

“Today’s meeting basically focused on recent developments. Mr President has expressed great concern over the declining security situation in the country.

“He is extremely unhappy about what is happening and he feels that even though the security agencies are doing their best; their best is not good enough for him and he wants an immediate reversal of the current trend and immediate reversal of our misfortunes in all their dimensions,’’ he said.

He said the president warned that he would not accept further escalation of the security situation in the country.

It would be recalled that hundreds of innocent citizens have been killed and properties either damaged or stolen by bandits in North West zone of the country in recent time.

 

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