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Buhari, security chiefs meet as military plans withdrawal from trouble spots in 2020

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja presided over a meeting of the security council where he directed security chiefs to ensure peaceful and stable socio-economic environment across the country.

Addressing State House Correspondents after the meeting, Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok Ekwe-Ibas, a rear admiral, said the meeting appraised the nation’s security situations in 2019 with emphasis on ongoing internal and regional operations.

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“Mr President has directed that the council and the members of armed forces ensure a peaceful society in 2020.

“To that effect, we are more than determined to continue from where we stopped in 2019 and to ensure that we sustain our various operations to ensure a secured Nigeria for all of us,” he maintained.

He revealed that the meeting resolved to assess to security developments in areas where relative peace had been restored with a view to withdrawing the military to concentrate on other emerging threats and concerns in the country.

He said: “With respect to operations within the country, it was generally agreed and noted that the security agencies have done their very best in ensuring that the deliverables are made clear.

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