Buhari orders service chiefs to attack all threats to Nigeria’s unity

Ensure that the Unity of Nigeria is preserved, Buhari orders Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the nation’s service chiefs to ensure that all threats to the unity of the country are dealt with.

Abayomi Olonisakin, Chief of Defence Staff, made this known after a meeting between the President and the Security chiefs on Tuesday.

Olonisakin said the meeting, which lasted several hours, was to update the President on some security developments that came up while he was away on medical vacation in the United Kingdom.

“We have been meeting with Mr President for the last three hours. We updated him on all security issues around the country, within the country and outside the country, where our troops are,” Olonisakin said.

“Of course, we have just updated him because he is aware of what’s been happening. He has been receiving regular briefings from the Acting President and he has also been going through the print media and electronic media to follow the happenings in the country.

“The issues of security, every security threat, all security threats were treated one after the other, ranging from terrorism to kidnapping, herdsmen/farmers clash, to IPOB issue.

“In his address to the nation, he talked about the unity of the nation, which is non-negotiable. We have all been fully instructed to ensure that that directive is carried out to the letter.”



    The meeting was attended by Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff; Sadique Abubakar, Chief of Air Staff, and a representative of the Chief of Naval Staff.

    Others present at the meeting are Ibrahim Idris, Inspector-General of Police; Lawal Daura, Director-General of the Department of State Services; Babagana Monguno, National Security Adviser and Abba Kyari, the President’s Chief of Staff.

    While Buhari was in London, Boko Haram carried out series of daring attacks against soldiers in the north-east, killing many and kidnapping several others.

    Clashes between herdsmen and farmers also increased, and in the south-east activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) became more pronounced.

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