President Muhammadu Buhari has urged security chiefs to come up with tactics to solve the country’s security challenges, especially the spate of abductions and killings in the North-West and North-Central.
President gave directive as bandits stormed Katsina and Kaduna states on Monday and Tuesday, abducting 26 persons, including women and children.
The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali, disclosed this while speaking to newsmen after a meeting with President Buhari on Tuesday.
According to Alkali, the President also directed security chiefs to intensify their efforts to restore security across the country to enable citizens to go about their normal lives.
He said, “Yes, we had a brief security meeting. Service chiefs and the intelligence chiefs have been able to brief the President on the security situation of the country.
“The new marching order is that all the service chiefs and intelligence chiefs have been warned to go and reinvigorate efforts and to do more so that the North-Central and Nigeria at large should enjoy better security.
“The President has also observed and made a remark that the constitutional responsibility of government is the provision of security, is one and is foremost and he is ready to provide such.”
Among those kidnapped on Tuesday in Katsina State were three children of the Deputy Provost of the Isa Kaita College of Education, Dr Ismaila Funtua, and a retired director of the National Broadcasting Commission, Alhaji Ahmed Abdsons were captured by the bandits when they attacked Keke Community in Millennium City, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The abduction of the three children occurred around 1am after they broke the walls of the college of education in Katsina.