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I will no Longer Tolerate the Worsening Security Situation, PMB Tells Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his displeasure with the deteriorating security situation in the country.

The President conveyed his distaste on Thursday at a meeting with the service chiefs in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

PMB, who described the security situation as quite worrisome, told the heads of the security agencies that their best was not good enough, tasking them to up their ante in order to save Nigerians the harrowing experience of deaths and loss of property to Boko Haram, bandits and other criminal elements.

The President who did not mince words said he was irked by the present unsatisfactory performance of the country’s security agencies, stressing that he would no longer accept further escalation in insecurity, urging the service chiefs to prove their mettle as they had been saddled with the security architecture of the country.

President Buhari, who decried the continuous lack of synergy among the security agencies, pointed out that the escalating insecurity in the country had led to protests, especially in the northwest.

Vanguard reports that after the meeting, the National Security Adviser, NSA, Major General Babagana retd, who brieed State House correspondents said, “Mr. President has expressed great concern over the declining security situation in the country.

“He is extremely unhappy about what is happening and he feels that even though the security agencies are doing their best, their best is not good enough for him and he wants an immediate reversal of the current trend.

“An immediate reversal of our misfortunes in all their dimensions. Mr President also told us clearly that he and indeed the administration came to power on the platform of three issues, fighting insecurity, overcoming our economic difficulties and dealing with the scourge of corruption.”
Culled/Simeon Ugbodovon

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