What President Asked Us to do - Service Chiefs

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The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin disclosed this to State House correspondents shortly after President Buhari met behind closed doors with members of the National Security Council in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday. "We updated him on all security issues around the country, within the country and outside the country, where our troops are", he said.

President Buhari resumed his official duties on Monday, August 21, after making his return to the country on Saturday, August 19, 103 days after he left for London to resume treatment for an undisclosed illness.

Those seen arriving for the meeting include the Minister of Defence, the Chief of Defence Staff, the Chief of Army Staff, the Chief of Naval Staff, the Inspector-General of Police, the Director-General of the Department of State Security and the Acting Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency.

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has directed all the Service Chiefs to enhance their security operations in tackling insecurity across the country.

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"On the Boko Haram issue, you all know it is an asymmetric warfare". It is not that the Boko Haram have stepped up their game, it is just the issue of suicide bombing that has been the problem. Boko Haram and IPOB are not the same.

Special Adviser to the President on Media, Femi Adesina (r) receiving a letter from the Coordinators of Coalition of Ibo Groups for Buhari, Hon.

"So, whatever it will take to secure the country, President Muhammadu Buhari will do it along with other people in government".

Now that the President is back, we wish to recall his attention to urgent security situations facing the nation. Yemi Osinbajo, made attempts to elicit concrete commitments from parties concerned and to douse heightening tensions. In spite of broad-based condemnations and efforts by leaders and youth groups from the South East and the North to seek amicable settlement, some hate songs were issued in the North against Ndigbo in their midst. "Surely, things are looking up and youths of the South-East will stand with you until you achieve your vision for the country".

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