The Federal Government is set to hold town hall meetings across the geo-political regions in a bid to mobilise civil support against the rising insecurity in the country.
This was made known by a statement released by the office of the National Security Adviser, Babangana Monguno adding that the decision to hold the meetings was taken at a meeting of the General Security Appraisal Committee hosted by the NSA February 11.
According to the statement, the meetings which will be hosted by the NSA, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd.) will hold in Kaduna on February 15 and will be attended by the heads of security agencies and the governors of the North-Western states.
The statement also revealed that the meetings will provide direct assessment of the security situation, generate local feedback and recommendations, encourage geo-political synchronisation of efforts among states and also create a pathway to peace and security.
The statement explained that the GSAC meeting which was attended by the service chiefs and heads of law enforcement, security and intelligence agencies discussed the threats of kidnapping, terrorism, banditry, armed robbery and the resultant consequences of these threats on lives and property.
As part of the renewed commitment to make Nigeria safe and secure, the meeting resolved to strengthen interagency coordination, stakeholders’ engagement and consultation in order to find solutions to the multiple security threats that the nation is currently battling with.