The details of the closed-door meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, held inside the Presidential Villa on Monday, have emerged.
Briefing State House correspondents after meeting, Buratai said the meeting was a follow up to the one the President had with the security chiefs last month where he had warned against an escalation of insecurity in the country.
According to Buratai, over 90 percent of kidnappers, bandits and armed robbers are Nigerians, saying that the Nigerian Army has the might to end banditry and insurgency in the country.
He pleaded with the citizens to be involved in sharing information with security personnel and urged the media not to be giving undue publicity to the criminal elements in the country.
The Army Chief noted that the publicity the bandits and terrorists get embolden them to perpetuate their dastardly act.