Buhari Sends security to Kastina and Sokoto says Garba Shehu – Jesnaija

Buhari Sends security to Kastina and Sokoto says Garba Shehu

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Friday afternoon dispatched a high-level delegation, consisting of heads of the nation’s intelligence and security services to Sokoto and Katsina states.

Delegation is expected to get first-hand details of true situation of things and report back with the view of preferring necessary actions to be taken The delegation to the two states is led by the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Munguno (Rtd) The delegation is expected to get first hand information in the two states and get back to the president immediately

This is coming on the heels of a recent spike in bandit activities that left a commissioner and at least 23 travellers dead in separate attacks.

Senior Special Assistant to the President Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement titled ‘President Buhari sends security, intelligence heads to Sokoto, Katsina’.

On Tuesday, gunmen ambushed commuters in the Angwan Bawa area of Sabon Birni council, Sokoto, shot at the bus with 29 persons onboard before setting it on fire.

Twenty-three passengers were reportedly burnt beyond recognition, while six sustained injuries and were hospitalised. As of Thursday, December 9, three of the six passengers had been discharged.

Katsina State’s Commissioner for Science and Technology, Dr Rabe Nasir, was on Wednesday assassinated by gunmen at his residence at Fatima Shema Quarters.

Although the reason for Nasir’s assassination is still unknown, residents said the gunmen must have taken advantage of his staying alone to carry out the operation.

According to Shehu, the President is expecting an immediate situation report and recommendations on actions to follow to effectively deal with the worrying situation.

The delegation led by the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.), is made up of the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, the Director-General of the DSS, Yusuf Bichi, the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar and the Chief of Defence Intelligence, Major General Samuel Adebayo.

FCT, Abuja – Respite may be coming to two northern states of Sokoto and Katsina state. This follows a powered delegation made up of the heads of Nigeria’s intelligence and security outfits.

President commissioned locally built Navy Ships, Patrol Boats as well as a helicopter for the use of the Nigerian navy to further strengthen its operations on the nation’s waterways. The statement was titled ‘President Buhari Sends Security, Intelligence Heads To Sokoto, Katsina.’

His new development was contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity.

It has the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Munguno (Rtd) as its leader. The Senior Special Assistant said that the President is expecting an immediate report on the situation which will then be followed up on by immediate action to stem the tide.

Northern Leaders Cry Out To President Buhari On The Growing Insecurity In Northern Nigeria Legit.ng earlier reported that a 30-year old widow narrated how she watched helplessly as her mum and four children were burnt to death by bandits. She revealed that they were all travelling to Kaduna when they were attackd by bandits along Sabon Birni-Isa road. She narrated the experience in the hospital where she is currently recuperating from the the burns she sustained from the attack.

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