President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday ordered immediate removal of military check points nationwide.
This was disclosed to State House correspondents by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence, Ismail Aliyu, after about five hours defence briefing to the President at the State House, Abuja.
He said the police will take over internal security.
Aliyu maintained that the Boko Haram insurgency will soon be over.
He said the Lake Chad Basin Commission nations are coming up with strategies to tackle the problem of insecurity.