President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the security chiefs to put an end to the spate of killings and kidnappings in most parts of the country.
Buhari gave the order on Thursday when he held a closed meeting with the security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Addressing journalists after the meeting was the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas, who stated that the meeting was basically to appraise Buhari of the security situation generally after his short vacation abroad.
“He has also given directives that the agencies should do much more to ensure that Nigerians go to bed and wake up feeling healthy and confident that their security is guaranteed.
On the high rate of kidnapping, the naval chief said: “you will recall during the last meeting, the IG was directed to ensure and consequently, various operations were set up; Puff Adder was one of the strategies. With the setup of that operations, there has been a remarkable drop in the number of kidnappings.
“What normally would attract attention is when a key person in government perhaps is kidnapped. On the whole, the number of kidnappings has dropped and generally, I think the security situation is improving.
“Serious efforts are being made, key suspects have been arrested and it is hoped that in a short while, those behind the heinous crime will be brought to book,” he said.