JUST IN: Osinbajo receives security briefing at Aso Rock

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, is currently receiving security briefings from service chiefs and heads of other security agencies.

The briefing is taking place at the Situation Room of the Ask Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali said the briefing is aimed at “allowing the service chiefs and other heads of security agencies to brief the acting president on the security situation in the country”.

Mr. Dan-Ali also said the meeting affords the security agencies an opportunity to express the “unflinching support, commitment and loyalty of the Nigerian Armed Forces to the present administration.”

The minister said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has provided the needed support to the armed forces which has impacted positively in its capacity to fight the insurgent Boko Haram and other security threats across the country.

He said relative peace has been restored to the restive north-east and that what the Nigerian Armed Forces is doing in most areas is to prepare for the return of civil authority and policing.

He said operations in the area have led to recovery of “weapons, communication equipment and arrest of many Boko Haram fighters.”

He also said part the successes recorded by the armed forces of recent is the rescue of many women and children held captive by the Boko Haram, while many commanders of the sect were arrested.

He said many more surrendered to the armed forces.

Mr. Dan-Ali, a retired brigadier general, said the Nigerian military is also providing aid to many displaced persons camps in the form of good clothing and water supplies, while roads hitherto closed have been reopened.

On Southern Kaduna, Mr. Dan-Ali said the Nigerian Army is in the process of building a new barracks in Kafanchan town to consolidate the military presence in the zone.

He said peace talks are currently ongoing among the people of the area to address constant clashes between farmers and herders.


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  • Dr Odama.

    More grace to the prof.

    • Adnan Umar

      And same to the President

      • sta

        Which president?? Dead or living president?? U dey craze. We r better without the ghost worker.

        • Teflonjones

          Lmao. Epic.

        • Abu Bilaal Abdulrazaq bn Bello

          Even a dead Buhari is far better than you all wailers and your thieving idols.

          • sta

            OK oooooo. The dead can never be better than the living. May his soul rest in pieces. Wicked, nepotic,and idiotic pmb

        • Adnan Umar

          May God help you from what you are suffering from

  • Sarah

    It appears PMB’s continued absence has made it inevitable that PYO accedes to the role of Ag. Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
    Good to note the Defense Minister’s effort at sending out a clear message that the Buhari Administration is cohesive.

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  • Bo Biz

    Can you beat this report by The Nation Newspapers? “The Service Chiefs and National Security Adviser briefed VP Osinbajo on the Boko Haram insurgency and killings in Southern Kaduna, cattle rustling and armed banditry”. No mention of the marauding Fulani herdsmen killing innocent Southern Nigerians and destroying their farms.Something is seriously wrong with Nigeria.
    “The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, said that several high profile Boko Haram commanders were arrested while over 20,000 persons mostly women and children held hostage by the terrorists were rescued”.
    “ He also, said a number of the terrorists have surrendered to our troops and currently, rehabilitation and deradicalisation process for this category of Boko Haram terrorists and other rescued persons is ongoing”.
    Again,CAN YOU BEAT THAT? Boko Haram senior commanders,and combatant terrorists arrested,not in detention-awaiting prosecution or being prosecuted,rather they’re lodged in comfort at tax payers expense in the name of rehabilitation and deradicalisation. Nigeria rehabilitating Boko Haram terrorists because they’re hausa-fulanis.
    Nigeria deradicalising Boko Haram terrorists (becuase they’re hausa-fulanis) instead of prosecuting and jailing them for life. This is the same government that is killing and prosecuting unarmed Biafrans, MASSOB, and IPOB,members agitating for whatever.
    This is yet another proof that Buhari’s government, the armed forces and security services are deliberately insulting the collective intelligence of Biafrans and provoking us to take up arms.How can I as a liberal Biafran convince other right thinking Biafrans that we are not already at war with these barbarians.How can I convince myself that we don’t have one law for hausa-fulanis,and another for Ndigbo? How long shall we endure ?
    This government is the biggest IPOB and MASSOB recruiter and mobilizer.

  • Augustine

    ❄❄
    “On Southern Kaduna, Mr. Dan-Ali said the Nigerian Army is in the process of building a new barracks in Kafanchan town to consolidate the military presence in the zone. He said peace talks are currently ongoing among the people of the area to address constant clashes between farmers and herders”- Defence minister ❄❄

    ❎ Those calling for religious war in Kaduna, making ridicule of peace talks, wanting bloodshed to increase, shame on you all ❎

    ❄VP Osinbajo, God bless your wisdom on how you silently quenched the fire in Kaduna ❄

  • share Idea

    If you believe that Niger Deltan militants are terrorising Lagosians, pls kill anyone you people caught in the act. Can you ask Buhari to say the same thing to other parts of Nigerians that are being terrorised by Fulani herdsmen?

    • Augustine

      If you believe that Fulani herdsmen are terrorising Nigerians, pls kill anyone you people caught in the act. Can you ask Niger Delta governors to say the same thing to other parts of Nigerians that are being terrorised by Niger Delta militants?.

  • Bo Biz

    Mtchew ! Only a hardened terrorist or mental health patient could vomit these balderdash.That you’re not suppose to be human being is an understatement.
    What stops the law enforcement authorities from dealing ruthlessly with those Niger Delta Militants you claimed that are killing Yoruba muslims in Lagos and Ogun states if you have government? Are you not ashamed of yourself and government that cannot provide security for it’s people?