President Muhammadu Buhari has directed military and other security agencies to track down those behind killings, kidnapping and other violent crimes nationwide.
He directed the Army Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, to relocate his from his Abuja office to the North East region, to end the insurgency by the Boko Haram sect.
Also, the Inspector General, Ibrahim Idris is directed to relocate to Benue State, to stop killings in the state, and arrest those behind them.
Buhari speaking on the security crisis at the Ninth Assembly of National Traditional Rulers in Port Harcourt, said the scope of the killings is worrisome and is a deliberate effort to overwhelm the country.
To Buhari, such killings amounts to a declaration of war on Nigeria, warning that his administration will not tolerate trouble makers, criminals and killers in any form.
Represented by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, the President said, “I am very worried and saddened about the persistent killings and kidnappings happening in our country, especially the wastage of innocent lives in different parts of the country by whatever means it is done, particularly in Benue State.
“I have therefore directed that no effort should be spared in identifying and bringing to justice all those that are carrying out the acts.
“I have therefore directed the Chief of Army Staff to relocate to the North East to ensure that the activities of Boko Haram are stopped.”