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Buhari holds meeting with Service chiefs, gives them directives

President Muhammadu Buhari held a meeting with the service chiefs at the State House in Abuja.

Okay Nigeria understands that this the second meeting the president is having with the heads of security agencies this week.

Buhari gave the service chiefs directives to make sure Nigerians go to bed with their eyes closed.

The chief of naval staff, Ibok Ekwe Ibas revealed this to newsmen after meeting with the president which commenced around 11:30am and ended 3pm on Thursday.

He said, “The meeting was just basically to appraise Mr. President of the security situation generally after his short vacation abroad.”

“The security agencies briefed him on what has been happening with particular emphasis on the proliferation of small arms and what the various agencies are doing to curtail the consequences of this proliferation.

“He has also given directives that the agencies should do much more to ensure that Nigerians go to bed and wake up feeling healthy and confident that their security is guaranteed.”

Furthermore on issue of kidnapping, Ibas said: “You will recall during the last meeting, the IG was directed to ensure insecurity is addressed and consequently various operations were set up; Puff Adder was one of the strategies. With the set up of that operations there have been a remarkable drop in the number of kidnappings. What normally would attract attention is when a key person in government perhaps is kidnapped. On the whole, the number of kidnappings has dropped and generally I think the security situation is improving.”

Also on the kidnap of the district head of Daura, the naval chief said: “Serious efforts are being made, key suspects have been arrested and it is hoped that in a short while, those behind the heinous crime will be brought to book.”

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