President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the security agencies to step up their battle to secure the country. He gave the directive during the Security Council meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday.
The meeting was held amid reports of security threats ahead of today’s Eid-El-Kabir celebration. Many states are taking steps to guarantee a hitch-free celebration. The Kwara State Police raised the alarm of a security threat, accusing politicians of planning to disrupt the peace. They claimed to have intercepted a vehicle-load of knives.
The government of Yobe State announced a restriction of vehicles movement from 10pm last night till 10am today. In Adamawa, the government banned the homage to traditional rulers usually made during celebrations.
Minister of Defence Mansur Dan Ali, after the meeting, told newsmen that despite improvements in security in parts of the country, the report from the North-East is worrisome.
The Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, who also spoke to State House correspondents after the meeting said the President directed that that the security agencies continue to step up their game to ensure that the nation is safe and people go about their activities in a very safe environment.
That was the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin.