President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday vowed that the nation would defeat evil forces marauding about in different parts of the country adding that he will not relent until peace and security is significantly restored.

He stated this on Friday when he met with security Chiefs at a crucial security meeting in Abuja.

Conveying the message of the president to the newsmen the National Security Adviser to the President, retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno said the meeting was summoned by the president to address the persisting security challenges in some parts of the country.

He said: ‘concerned about the persisting security challenges in parts of the country, Mr President summoned a crucial meeting of the National Security Council today as he continues to frontally confront the situation in the country.

He restated the president’s determination to decisively end the assault on the nation and would do all that it takes to achieve this.

”At today’s meeting, the President made it abundantly clear that while the insurgents, bandits and criminals are still at it, he has no doubt that the Nigerian security agencies and all of us as a nation will certainly overcome all the current security problems and defeat the forces of evil marauding about in different parts of the country.

”While the criminals continue to test the will of the Nigerian government, the president and the Council which adjourned today’s critical meeting until Tuesday morning to receive further briefings from the Security Chiefs, are set and determined to decisively end the assault on the nation and will do all that it takes.

”Mr President is very prepared to take profound measures in the wider interest of the people and the Nigerian nation.

‘”There shall be no relenting until peace and security is significantly restored in our communities,” he said.