President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to do whatever it takes to ensure he does not leave the country in security crisis by the time his term of office ends.
He spoke during the National Security on Council meeting, which he presided over at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Relating the President’s charge during a chat with journalists after the meeting, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), said the President also expressed his readiness to make more changes in the security architecture of the country is necessary.
Monguna said the President told the meeting that he will continue to make changes if he is not satisfied.
He revealed all the issues brought before the President centred mainly on the successes recorded in the operations in the Northeast.
According to him, large numbers of Boko Haram are surrendering in the Northeast, noting, “never had such large numbers leave the terrorist camp, owing to the relentless activity of the security agencies.”
The NSA, who stated that there is good cooperation, synergy and intelligence-sharing among the armed forces, said President Buhari was happy with the briefs he received.
He informed that the meeting also addressed the issue of hunger in the country with the president saying that he will work with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and relevant ministries, departments and agencies to ameliorate the situation.
On what will become the fate of the Boko Haram members that have surrendered, the NSA said President Buhari is yet to decide on it.
“Yes, there are plans. But I don’t want to immediately divulge what has been decided on those plans till the president takes a firm decision on the plans. But definitely, that is one of the things that he intends to address with the number of people coming.
“And it’s not just in Nigeria, even in northern Cameroon, you have equally large numbers of people, you know, surrendering to the bonafide agencies of government.
“But that is all as a consequence of the regional cooperation between the various countries and the agencies of those countries,” he said.