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Buhari orders overhaul of Nigeria’s security apparatus

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the reengineering of the nation’s entire security apparatus.

President Muhammadu Buhari

The National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno, on Tuesday said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, has again expressed his dissatisfaction over the security situation in the country.

He said the President has therefore ordered “an immediate re-engineering of the entire security apparatus.”

Monguno disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents of the outcome of a meeting of the National Security Council presided over by the President.

The meeting, which was attended by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; heads of the nation’s security agencies and relevant ministers, was held a day after the Nigeria Governors Forum decried the nation’s worsening security situation and promised to meet separately with Buhari and the service chiefs on the matter.

But Monguno said, “What he (the President) said today (Tuesday) was virtually a reaffirmation of what he said the first time.

“Yes, Mr President said ‘you are doing your best, as far as I am concerned, but there’s still a lot more to be done. I am more concerned about the promise we made to the larger Nigerian society and I am ordering an immediate re-engineering of the entire security apparatus.’

“This is something that I believe will be done in a very short time, but I just want us to keep hope alive.”

The NSA said he could not explain the details of the things being done but assured Nigerians that steps were being taken to address their concerns.

On the killings in Kaduna State, especially in Southern Kaduna, the NSA said, “Kaduna is again a political matter and I think the governor of Kaduna State has been talking to Mr President and I am not privy to the final details.”

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