National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, has called for an urgent attention to the Almajiri phenomenon in the north.
The Alamajiri system, according to him, is posing a major security threat that could overwhelm Nigeria in the future.
Monguno spoke on the Amajiri system at the launch of the national security strategy 2019 by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.
He says that the Almajiri issue should no longer be swept under the carpet, and must be jointly addressed urgently.
The national security adviser explains that the new national security strategy provides comprehensive approach to addressing issues contributing the growing insecurity in the country
He lists the issues which require urgent attention as including poverty, healthcare delivery challenges and out of school children syndrome.