The National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), has assured that the incoming administration will have fewer problems with insecurity.
Niger State Governor, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents at the end of the Council of State meeting in Abuja Tuesday, said the NSA briefed the Council on the successes against the insurgents, assuring that Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s incoming administration with have fewer security problems to contend with.
Governor Aliyu said, “On the security situation in the country, the National Security Adviser did a very comprehensive briefing on the security situations in the country among which was the successes recorded so far against Boko Haram and which are known to all Nigerians.
“But the NSA did mention that it took a while because after the civil war, Nigeria relaxed. There were no serious challenging security issues in the country and so when Boko Haram emerged, it was a new phenomenon. The military and security agencies could not cope with it because nobody anticipated it”, he said
“The NSA explained that it took time to tackle Boko Haram as they tried to get the collaborations of some surrounding African countries whom Nigeria had never had or shared security intelligence with.
“But now all of them are on board and it becomes easier for us to witness what we have witnessed, where we have Cameroon, Chad, Sudan and even Mali collaborating with Nigeria in order to fight this insurgency because they were also affected”.
The governor said issues concerning clashes between herdsmen and farmers were also addressed at the meeting.