Tinubu addresses national security issues

President Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, has held his inaugural national security meeting with the service chiefs at the presidential villa, Abuja.

In attendance were the chief of defense staff, General Lucky Irabor; the chief of army staff, Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya; chief of naval staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo; chief of air staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, and the inspector-general of police, Usman Baba.

Tinubu, who assumed the leadership of the country on Monday, had promised to prioritize security.

“Security shall be the top priority of our administration because neither prosperity nor justice can prevail amidst insecurity and violence,” he had said during his inaugural speech.

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He also promised in the speech that his administration would “invest more in our security personnel, and this means more than an increase in number. We shall provide, better training, equipment, pay and firepower.”

Nigeria’s security challenges spiked with the over-decade old terror campaign by terrorist organisations, particularly Boko Haram (meaning western education is sin) in the northeast and other parts of the northern region.

Equally, the country has continually grappled with the menace of separatists agitations demanding the carving out of a separate Biafra nation from the federation.

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