Muhammadu Buhari has craved the indulgence of the 36 governors of the federation to work peaceably with the traditional rulers, community members and local security aide so as to tackle insecurities in their states.
In a statement made by the president’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, he said Buhari gave the charge at the end of a security meeting with the 36 governors in Abuja on Tuesday after the President had listened to presentations by a governor from each of the six Geo-Political Zones on their specific security challenges.
He said: “The sub-region is no longer safe, more so with the collapse of the former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi’s regime and the cross border movement of weapons and criminals. Governors must work with traditional rulers. Try and work with traditional rulers to boost intelligence gathering.’’
While giving an overview of the security situation in each of the zones, the president said his administration had done a great job in securing the North East and South South, but that the South South situation was still worrisome.
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“Every day I get situation reports about illegal refineries and the blowing up of pipelines. You must stop local rogues from sabotaging oil installations,’’ he said.
Addressing the issue of banditry and kidnapping reported in each of the geo-political zones, Buhari said:
“Security is important and we must secure the whole country. We are thinking very hard on the issue of kidnapping. We will make it possible for the military to get to the bandits and kidnappers and eliminate them.’’
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