President Muhammadu Buhari has approved new security measures specifically targeted at the South East and the South-South geopolitical zones of the country.
Buhari gave the approval during the security meeting he presided over at the presidential villa, Abuja on Tuesday.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, made the disclosure but did not give details while briefing newsmen after the meeting.
The president also approved a memo presented by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-Gen Babagana Monguno (rtd), on the control of drugs he said are enablers of insecurity.
However, the NSA, who did not also elaborate while briefing the newsmen, said the meeting stressed the need to address the security challenges in the country particularly those that have arisen in the last few months.
It was the 4th meeting he was holding with the security chiefs within two months.
There was no indication that the meeting discussed anything about the Northern zone where Boko Haram insurgents are hoisting flags claiming territories and collecting taxes including giving Ramadan palliatives to taken areas and promising good governance.
The IGP was also mute on the burglary at Aso Villa that caused Nigerians at home and abroad a lot of embarrassment with the amount of security personnel and apparatus at the Villa.