The Federal Government has decided that the Nigeria Police Force will now takeover from the military in the ongoing internal security operations in various parts of the country by the first quarter of next year.
The police has the primary responsibility of providing internal security and will assume its duties fully in such areas from next year.
Consequently, the military will pull out from ongoing internal security operations in various parts of the country.
This was part of the decisions reached yesterday when President Buhari presided over the Security Council meeting with Security chiefs and stakeholders at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.
The Security Council, however, said that the military would first conduct a threat assessment to determine the specific areas where the troop withdrawal would cover.