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National Security: CDS, Service Chiefs,others meet to brainstorm on new strategies

By Victor Akaa, Abuja

Defence Headquarters say, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) , Gen. Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin has met with the country’s Service Chiefs and Heads of Security and Intelligence Agencies to deliberate on current security situation in some parts of the country.

Maj. Gen. John Enenche, Coordinator Defence Media Operations gave the hints to News Headquarter in a statement on Tuesday.

Enenche said the meeting was one of the series of meetings to re-strategize and enhance existing synergy among all security agencies to address the lingering security challenges bedeviling the nation.

He added that the meeting which was well attended by heads of security architecture in the country, dwelled on developing and mapping out new strategies to promptly address the untoward security situation rising from banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling as well as other sundry criminalities particularly in the North West, North East and North Central parts of the country.

According to him, the Service Chiefs and Heads of Security Agencies noted that essential consultations have been made with relevant stakeholders across the country with a view to collaborating with the military and security agencies to promptly address the security challenges and bring respite to the regions.

“The CDS who pointed out that security is everyone’s business, solicited the support and cooperation of all well-meaning Nigerians for the Armed Forces and security agencies in tackling the security challenges in Nigeria in order to speedily restore sanity to the troubled regions”.

Present at the meeting were the Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar and Inspector General of Police Adamu Muhammed.

Also in attendance were the Director General Department of State Service Yusuf Bichi, Director General Nigerian Intelligence Agency Ahmed Abubakar, Chief of Defence Intelligence Air Vice Marshall Muhammed Usman and the Commandant General Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps Abdullahi Mohammadu.

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