Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye and Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari would soon rejig the country’s national security apparatus.
He disclosed this when he met with Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara over the killings on the Plateau.
The meeting held behind closed doors was requested by the presiding officers of National Assembly.
The president’s aide on New Media, Tolu Ogunlesi, in a tweet, said the meeting was held before the president went into the Federal Executive Council, (FEC) meeting.
“SP @bukolasaraki and Speaker @YakubDogara met with the President
this morning, before FEC, regarding the killings in Plateau State. Agenda was how NASS and Executive can collaborate better to improve security and humanitarian relief. #AsoVilla Today,” Ogunlesi twitted.
Fielding questions from newsmen, Dogara said Buhari briefed the delegation about his visit to Plateau and measures being put in place to ensure there was no recurrence of killings.
The Speaker said the president also told them of the reorganisation he planned to put in place to check the spate of killings.
“We are here to condole with Mr. President, the government and people of Plateau State over this very unfortunate incident.
“He has briefed us on what he saw first hand when he visited Plateau yesterday (Tuesday) and measures he is putting in place to ensure that we do not have a relapse or a recurrence.
“These are very sober moments for all of us in a situation where people in hundreds are being killed. We can no longer tolerate this kind of situation as a government. Whatever it is we must not lose the fight against violence because we can’t lose that fight and still keep our civilisation.
“If you go to the North East you can see the level of devastation caused by Boko Haram everything resembling progress from schools to hospitals to government institutions has been pulled down. And we don’t want a replication of this all over the country.
“The president has taken enough steps, these are security issues, these are not matters you can discuss but he has told us what he is doing, the reorganisation that he plans to put in place to ensure that this don’t happen,” Dogara said.