Buhari orders removal of military checkpoints nationwide, places Police in charge


President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed that all military check points across the country be removed, and directed the Police to be charge of internal security.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Aliyu Ismaila, revealed this to State House correspondents after a meeting Buhari had with service chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

“The President had instructed the Chief of Defence Staff to get the Chief of Army Staff and Inspector-General of Police to remove all the military men along the roads across the country,” he said.

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“I also want to assure Nigerians that with what we have come out with from this meeting, we are very enthusiastic that the issue of Boko Haram will soon be over.

“He has given us hope that we will see peace and security in the very near future,” he added.

Credit: Punch

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