President Muhammadu Buhari has charged security agencies to revamp their intelligence assets to end insurgency in the country.
The President, who gave the charge on Friday in Abuja during his nationwide broadcast to mark 2020 Democracy Day, expressed regret over the killing of innocent citizens by insurgents and bandits in the country.
He challenged security operatives at the federal, State and local government levels to address and end the dastardly acts with finality.
He sai he regret recent sporadic incidents with tragic loss of lives in Katsina and Borno States as a result of criminals taking advantage of COVID-19 restrictions.
The President observed that the Ministry of Police Affairs was created as part of efforts to strengthen the nation’s internal security architecture.
According to him, ending insurgency, banditry and other forms of criminality across the nation is being accorded appropriate priorities and the men and women of the Armed Forces of Nigeria have considerably downgraded such threats across all geo-political zones.
He revealed that government had expanded the National Command and Control Centre to 19 States of the federation, resuscitated the National Public Security Communication System and commenced the implementation of Community Policing Strategy.