Buhari meets Defence Chiefs as military readies command centre for Maiduguri

By The Citizen

Defence chiefs briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the security situation in the country on Tuesday.

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jubrin, made this known to newsmen in Abuja.

Jubrin told State House Correspondents after the closed door meeting that the meeting, the first with the president since his inauguration on May 29, was successful.

'Since he was inaugurated as the President and Commander in Chief, this is the first time that we are formally meeting him to give a general security briefing of the country and that went very well.'

He said the military would like to maintain the level of successes recorded against Boko Haram terrorists and sustain it until they are defeated.

He said the military would go back and work on the command centre following the President's directive that it had to relocate to Maiduguri.

He added that the military would report back to the President. 'This won't take too long and we must come back as quickly as possible,' he said.

On the resurgence of the terrorists, Jubrin urged Nigerians to continue to support the security operatives in the battle against Boko Haram. 'The step is for all Nigerians to continue to support us and provide us with the needed intelligence as to the human beings, their movements.

'Any suspicious movement can be reported to the police and of cause the police will make that available to us.

'As we continue to put pressure on them in the Sambisa area, they will try to run away from there and then create bombs through Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs),' he said. - The News.