Africa News24 (AN24) understands that the meeting is a follow-up of Ooni of Ife’s courtesy visit to the Presidential Villa on the 18th and 19th of July on behalf of other monarchs in the domain.
At the meeting, President Buhari outlined a number of measures to improve security nationwide.
He words “We are expediting the commencement of our community policing initiative, and revamping police intelligence-gathering capacity.”
“Our community Policing reform means we will be boosting the numbers of security personnel — and very importantly recruiting police officers from their Local Government Areas (LGAs), and stationing them there.”
“I will be issuing directives to the appropriate federal authorities to speedily approve licensing for States requesting the use of drones to monitor forests and other criminal hideouts.”
“We also intend to install CCTVs on highways and other strategic locations so that activities in some of those hidden places can be exposed, more effectively monitored and open to actionable review.”
“Working with the State governments, we will equip the police force with advanced technology and equipment to facilitate their work.”
“We will continue to bring in our military when needed to complement the work of the police, including possible deployment of troops on certain highways on a temporary basis, and the use of Nigerian Air Force assets to bomb hideouts where criminals are located.”
He further assured Nigerians that there will be enforcement of the law, prosecution of lawbreakers and a secured atmosphere of tranquility for all Nigerians wherever they choose to live.
Present at the meeting were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senior officials, and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed A. Adamu, traditional rulers from all of the six states of the South West. The Delegation was led by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi