President Muhammadu Buhari is planning a reorganisation of the nation’s security architecture to address ongoing security challenges in parts of the country.
This was disclosed on Wednesday to State House correspondents by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, after a meeting he and the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, had with the president at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He however refused to give further details of the reorganisation.
“The President has taken enough steps, these are security issues, they are not matters that you can discuss; but he has told us what he is doing, the re-organisation that he plans to put in place to ensure that this doesn’t happen,” Dogara said.
The Speaker said Mr. Buhari briefed them on what he saw firsthand during his visit to Plateau on Tuesday and the measures he was putting in place to prevent such from happening again.
“These are very sober moments for all of us. In a situation where people, in hundreds, continue to be killed, we can no longer tolerate this kind of situation as a government.
“Whatever it is, we must not lose the fight against violence because we can’t lose that fight and still keep our civilisation.
“If you go to the North East, you can see the level of devastation caused by Boko Haram. Everything resembling progress: from schools to hospitals to government institutions, everything has been pulled down. And we don’t want a replication of this all over the country,” Mr. Dogara added.
Many Nigeria have demanded on Social Media the sacking of the country’s security chiefs over their inability to protect lives and property.