FG: New Security Measures Approved For South-East, South-South


The Federal Government has approved new security measures to be adopted to tackle insecurity in the South-East and South-South. These measures were approved when President Muhammadu Buhari met with security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. This was disclosed to State House Correspondents after the meeting by the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba.

Babagana Monguno, the National Security Adviser (NSA) said "On my part, I briefed the council on the enabler of crime and the need to find quick responses with a view to mitigating the growing threats to society.

"These enablers are discussed in detail and Mr. President has already given direction on how to deal with them, specifically issues of drug abuse as propellants for crime, how to make the criminal justice system much more effective, as well as looking at issues of unemployment, which of course, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) had given approval, through previous memos on how to get 100 million people out of poverty."

Monguno also said," Already the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) has been given certain instructions on how to deal with this, but by and by, the council has agreed that the level of insecurity in the country, especially in the last one month, is something that has to be addressed with the immediacy it requires."