President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed not to leave government as a failure.
Mr Buhari made the vow on Thursday when he met with security chiefs at the presidential villa, according to the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno, who briefed State House Correspondents after the five-hour meeting.
Mr Monguno explained that the agenda of the meeting which is supposed to hold next week but was held today bordered mainly on issues arising from the successes recorded in the theatre of operations throughout the North East.
“The President was briefed, the President is quite happy that there’s been a tremendous success, especially with the advent of the new service chiefs and Inspector-General of Police,” the NSA explained. “And he’s also made it very clear that he’s not ready to exit government as a failure; he is not going to tolerate that.
“He’s made changes and he’s ready to make further changes if he is not satisfied. He is completely determined to ensure that there’s a turnaround in the fortunes in the theatre of operations.
“It is evident that a lot of successes have been recorded. Large numbers of people are surrendering in the North East as a consequence of the relentless efforts of the Armed Forces, intelligence and security agencies.
“We’ve never had such large numbers of people defecting from the other side back to the Nigerian side, mainly as a result of many issues within the theatre, issues of infighting among the various factions of the terrorist groups.
“But the new drive of the Armed Forces, the police, the intelligence agencies, there’s been greater cooperation, greater synergy, intelligence sharing, as well as our partners in the regional intelligence fusion unit,” he added.