Buhari orders service chiefs to go after Biafra secret service, others

Chidi Samuel || The threat posed by the Biafra secret service and other insurgents groups were part of the issues security chiefs discussed with returning President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at a meeting at Aso Rock, according to the chief of defense staff, Abayomi Olonisakin.

The chief of defense staff said that during the meeting, they briefed the President on developments in the country while he was away, issues that include- IPOB, Fulani herdsmen/ farmers clash, Boko Haram and kidnapping.

Olonisakin said, “We have been meeting with Mr. President for the last three hours. We updated him on all security issues around the country, within the country and outside the country, where our troops are.”

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“Of course, we have just updated him because he is aware of what’s been happening. He has been receiving regular briefings from the acting president and he has also been going through the print media and electronic media to follow the happenings in the country.

“After the meeting, he has directed on some areas we should look at so as to enhance our operations in the country.”

Asked what Buhari said about IPOB secret service, Olonisakin said: “The issues of security, every security threat, all security threats were treated one after the other ranging from terrorism to kidnapping, herdsmen/farmers clash, to IPOB issue.”

According to him, the President directed security agencies to ensure that the unity of the country is preserved.

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“In his address to the nation, he talked about the unity of the nation which is non-negotiable. We have all been fully instructed to ensure that that directive is carried out to the letter,” he said.

“We are going to enhance our operations in all the areas we need to do that. Like I said, he has given the necessary directives which will be carried out by the military and the security agencies.”