The National Security Adviser , Major General Babagana Monguno (retd . ), on Thursday said the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd . ), has directed security agencies to operate within the confines of the law in addressing the violence being witnessed in parts of the country .
Monguno disclosed this in an interview with State House correspondents at the end of a meeting of the National Security Council presided over by the President .
He said since the government had conceded to the demands of the protesters , it appeared that “ the riots are taking a different and unwanted dimension . ”
“ It is not Mr President ’ s desire to see any loss of lives and he is determined to ensure that things do not cascade into unpleasant situation.
“ Therefore , he has directed all the security agencies to operate within the confines of legitimacy , the confines of legality , not to do anything that will aggravate the situation, ” he added .