The National Economic Council, NEC sets up a Security and Policing Committee to address the challenges of banditry, kidnapping, cultism and other security issues confronting the country.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu made this known while briefing State House correspondents after the maiden NEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Council comprises governors of the thirty six states, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, the Ministries of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Agriculture, FCT and Petroleum.
The Police Boss said he gave the council the general internal security situation in the country and presented the strategy put in place in order to reduce crime and insecurity. He listed the challenges to include kidnapping, banditry, cultism and armed robbery.
On his part the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno said he briefed council on the North East particularly on Boko Haram issues in relations to the security issues in the country.