President Muhammadu Buhari has approved new security measures, specifically targeted at the Southeast and South-South regions of the country.
This was the aftermath of a security meeting the president had with service chiefs at Aso Rock, Abuja on Tuesday.
It was the third of such meeting in the last 11 days.
Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari also attended the meeting.
Usman Alkali Baba, the acting Inspector-General of Police, confirmed the approval of the new security measures to State House Correspondents after the meeting.
Though he declined to give details.
Buhari also approved a memo presented by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), on the control of drugs, which he said are enablers of insecurity, but did not also elaborate.
The NSA said the meeting stressed the need to address the security challenges in the country particularly those that have arisen in the last few months.
Monguno told reporters, “I briefed Council on the enablers of crime and the need to find quick responses with a view to mitigating the growing threats to the society,” he said.
“These enablers are discussed in details and Mr President already gave out directions on how to deal with them, particularly issues of drug abuse as propellants for crime, how to make the Criminal Justice System much more effective as we as looking at the issues of unemployment.”