Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that the federal government is handling the security issue of the nation “well’ .
Osinbajo made this known while receiving clergymen of Arewa Pastors’ Forum for Peace, a northern group of Pastors at the Presidential villa.
The Pastors who had come to pay the VP an official visit concerning the security unrest in the nation were assured that the government was taking strategic steps in handling the issue.
He revealed that the government planned to recruit more military personnel in combatting the menace of insurgency which has risen to an all-time high in the nation.
“We are handling security well, and as you know, including military deployment in diverse fields, like the Boko Haram in the North-East.
“In fact, we have to now recruit more into the army, and much faster than we ever did because we need men on the ground; resources also – to buy more arms, to buy more platforms.
“At the last meeting of the National Security Council that was held on Thursday, we had discussions on how to beef up the military’s platforms.
“How do we beef up the numbers? How do we recruit more men and women into the army? How do we collaborate more with local vigilante, the Civilian Joint Task Force and all that.
“So, there is a lot going on in terms of trying to beef up security; the security situation is one that is very challenging.
“We are also looking at aspects of surveillance – how we can do more aerial surveillance using drones and electronic devices to improve surveillance,” he said.