President Muhammadu Buhari has charged security chiefs to terminate the threats of bandits and kidnappers along the Abuja-Kaduna road and other parts of the country.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the position of the President known while speaking with newsmen after the National Security Council (NSC) meeting.
The meeting was presided over by the President at the State House, Abuja.
Aregbesola said the President ordered the armed forces and other security agencies to eliminate insurgency, banditry, kidnapping for ransom, and all other forms of criminality.
“The President said that we are not yet where we should be. That Nigerians deserve to live in peace. And that until we achieve that, we will not rest.
“The police and other security agencies have been mobilised to intensify surveillance, patrol in pursuit of the criminals. And it’s not only about Abuja, Kaduna. Yes, the Abuja-Kaduna belt was explicitly discussed. Still, we appreciated the fact that we are in the season of festivity.
“So, all agencies committed to providing security for Nigeria and the maintenance of law and order have been ordered to improve on their activities, intensify surveillance and minimise, if not eliminate, totally any threat to law and order anywhere in Nigeria,” Aregbesola said.