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Insecurity: NSA, Service Chiefs to hold meeting with governors, religious leaders, others

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The National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno has announced plans to lead a delegation of heads of federal law enforcement, security and intelligence agencies to the geo-political zones to hold town hall meetings with state governors, traditional and religious leaders, members of the Legislature, non-governmental, youth and women organisations. 

The meetings are expected to provide a direct assessment of security situation, generate local feedback and recommendations, encourage geopolitical synchronisation of effort among states, as well as create a pathway to lasting peace and security. A statement from the office of the NSA yesterday in Abuja said the first meeting would hold in Kaduna State on February 15, 2021, with all seven governours of the North-Western states.

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The statement partly read: “In furtherance of Federal Government’s commitment to addressing the multiple security threats facing Nigeria, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd) convened a meeting of the General Security Appraisal Committee (GSAC) on 11th February 2021. The meeting, which was attended by the Service Chiefs and Heads of Law Enforcement, Security and Intelligence Agencies, discussed the threats of kidnapping, terrorism, banditry, armed robbery and the resultant consequences of these threats on lives and property. 

“As part of renewed commitment to making Nigeria safe and secure, the meeting resolved to strengthen interagency coordination, stakeholders’ engagement and consultation to find a lasting solution to the multiple security threats… The NSA believes that addressing these threats call for the deployment of all national assets, including the cooperation of all Nigerians.

“The Federal Government is deeply concerned about the current spate of criminal activities and is taking major steps to strengthen the capacity of security agencies while upgrading the security architecture, and implementing a multi-pronged strategy that involves political, humanitarian, economic and security measures…”

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