Following a meeting presided by Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Monday with the Nigerian Security Chiefs to have a review over an alleged influx of ammunitions into the country via its borders.
The vice president has taken to his verified account on microblogging site, Twitter, to give a brief update on the outcome of their meeting which was held today in Abuja.
9jatoday understands that the meeting was witnessed by some security chiefs, their representatives and other leaders in the country.
Giving updates on discussions and outcome of the meeting, Osinbajo hinted that the committee understands that the said influx of small arms weapons is contributing to crimes in the country and that there is need to curb it.
He wrote: “Following the National Security Council meeting, President
@MBuhari directed that I chair a committee to review the report of the Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons (PRESCOM) constituted in April, 2013 by the then Federal Government.”
“In line with that directive, I chaired the inaugural meeting of the review committee this morning.”
He added, “First, we recognize that the problem at hand is enormous.
“We also discussed the development of clear cut, a specific line of action to address the problems of small arms and light weapons many of which fuel the insurgency in the Northeast and other security challenges in Nigeria.”
Osinbajo a moment after giving the update was praised by Nigerians on social media for a job well done.
They, however, hoped for a good implementation and better results to follow the meeting held.