The Nigerian Military will be withdrawing troops from some parts of the country with effect from the first quarter of 2020.
Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the security meeting which held on Monday in Abuja.
He explained that the withdrawal was to enable civil authorities to take over the duties of ensuring the security of lives and property in such places.
The naval chief, however, noted that the withdrawals would be done only after an assessment of the situation on the ground.
President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier in the day met with service Chiefs who briefed him on the security situation in the country and progress made so far.