By Nwafor Sunday
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in a closed door meeting with service chiefs.
The meeting started around 11: am at the presidential office in Abuja. We could not ascertain what the meeting is all about, but could not be far from killings in the country.
Although the agenda was not made public, it is expected to take holistic view on the resurgence of insecurity especially the increasing banditry attacks in the North West, killings in Kaduna state and kidnapping in other parts of the country.
With the upsurge in banditry in Zamfara State, the Federal Government, apart from deploying special team and equipment, had on Sunday linked the banditry in Zamfara state that has claimed many lives to the illegal mining in the state.
The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu who briefed State House correspondents at Aso Rock stated that the federal government has ordered immediate suspension of mining activities in Zamfara state and its environs.
Government also ordered foreigners to quit mining sites in the state, alleging that there was a nexus between the bandits and illicit miners.
In a statement on Tuesday, President Buhari had condemned the recent violence in Kaduna state, which led to the death of 20 members of the Adara community.
The Service Chiefs at the meeting were, Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonishakin, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Yusuf Buratai, Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok-Ete IIbas, and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar.
Also present at the meeting included the National Security Adviser, Major Gen. Babagana Monguno, Director General of National Intelligence Agency, the Director General, Department of Security Service and Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu and the Minister of Defence, Brigadier Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali.