Federal Government of Nigeria has disclosed that as from next year 2020, the Nigeria Police Force will takeover from the military in the internal security operations in various parts of the country.
On a normal ground, the police has the primary responsibility of providing internal security and have been mandated to assume its duties fully in such areas from next year.
This development was part of the resolution reached yesterday when President Buhari presided over the Security Council meeting with Security chiefs and stakeholders at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.
The Security Council at the meeting however, said that the military would first conduct a threat assessment to determine the specific areas where the troop withdrawal would cover.
Consequently, the military will pull out from ongoing internal security operations in various parts of the country.
In his reaction, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, gave the details shortly after the meeting while addressing State House correspondents.
He said that the withdrawal will allow the military to focus on its primary duty of defending the nation against external aggression and respond adequately to emerging threats.
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