President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the nation’s security agencies to establish peace in 2020.
The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas, gave this indication in Abuja while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of today’s Security Council meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
For this reason, he said the Security Council had agreed to allow the military to hand over administration to civil authorities in trouble-areas, where security has been established normalcy.
He said the council appraised the various security operations in the country in 2019, and had concluded that the personnel deployed in trouble-areas largely did their utmost in accordance with their rules of engagement.
On the maritime environment, the Chief of Naval Staff said operations there had seen to the arrest of six vessels engaged in stealing of the nation’s maritime resources.
Those at the meeting were Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonisakin, Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok Ekwe Ibas and Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
Others are the Director General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno.