- President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned service chiefs to an emergency security meeting
- The service chiefs were summoned over recent security challenges in some parts of the nation
- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other heads of security agencies were in attendance
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, May 14, summoned members of the National Security Council to a security meeting at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.
This was disclosed in a tweet by Bashir Ahmad, a personal assistant on new media to the president, via his verified Twitter handle, @BashirAhmaad.
The urgent meeting was necessitated by the latest security challenges in Katsina, Nasarawa, Kaduna, and other parts of the country.
Legit.ng gathered that the meeting was presided by the president and had in attendance Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, service chiefs, and other heads of security agencies.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that troops of the Nigerian Army stationed in Mainok, Borno state, were in a gunfight with suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
The insurgents came into the village around 7 pm, on Wednesday, April 13, shooting sporadically,
“They went straight to the military base and for about an hour now, they have been in a gunfight with the troops,” he said.
However, the army said its troops killed nine insurgents in the gun battle on Wednesday, March 13. Sagir Musa, the spokesperson of the army, said in a statement that gun trucks were also recovered from the insurgents while two soldiers were slightly injured.
The statement reads partly: “Troops of Sector 1, Operation LAFIYA DOLE have successfully staged an ambush at identified Boko Haram terrorists crossing point at Mainok-Jakana axis in Kaga local government area of Borno state at about 1830 hours on the 13th of May 2020."
In other news, the Africa Women Arise for Change Network (AWACN) hailed the Nigerian military’s clearance operation against Boko Haram terrorists within the Timbuktu triangle.
According to the women's network, the operations of the army serve as, the sole bright spot in an utterly gloomy Coronavirus (COVID-19) season.
In a statement on Wednesday, May 6, AWACN said the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have gladdened the hearts of African women with its recent onslaught on the fleeing terrorists.
The troops led by chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, recorded tremendous success over the insurgents with the most recent exterminating 134.
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