President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Armed Forces and all security agencies to immediately find a lasting solution to cases of banditry and security challenges confronting some parts of the country.
He gave the marching order in Abuja on Thursday, when he met with Service Chiefs and heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonishakin said The marching order is for us to deal with these issues immediately and ruthlessly and also ensure that all those bandits are immediately dealt with and all issues that are affecting the security of the nation are properly addressed.
Olonishakin said the meeting reviewed existing strategies being used to nip the problem in the bud and new modalities have been put in place to address the problem.
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu said a solution has been found for the notorious activities of kidnappers on the Kaduna-Abuja highway and the road is now safe for all travellers.
I want to assure Nigerians that Kaduna-Abuja road is now safe. We have cleared the road, we have arrested a lot of kidnappers and some of them were fatally injured during the confrontation we had with them.
The road is now cleared for use by travellers and our patrol teams, comprising a combined security services are there constantly working for 24 hours each day, he said.
The meeting between the President and security chiefs, which started at 10:00 GMT lasted almost two hours.
Source: Voice of Nigeria