- President Buhari meets service chiefs at the Presidential Villa in Abuja
- The meeting is as a result of the rising cases of insecurity in the country
- Recall that top security officers led by the NSA, Babagana Monguno, on Wednesday visited Katsina state over the recent killings in the area
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A report by The Nation has indicated that President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in a closed-door meeting with service chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to the newspaper, the service chiefs were led by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, to the State House.
Legit.ng gathers that President Buhari joined the closed-door meeting at 9am on Thursday, June 18.
In the past few weeks, Nigeria has witnessed rising security challenges, especially in the northern zone.
Earlier, Legit.ng reports that top security officers led by Babagana Monguno, the National Security Adviser (NSA) on Wednesday, June 17, visited Katsina state over the recent killings in the area.
The security officials include Yusuf Magaji Bichi, the director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu, and other top police officers.
The delegation landed at the Umaru Musa Yar’adua International airport and moved to the government house for a closed-door meeting with Governor Aminu Masari and other top government officials.
In another related report, the presidency has assured Nigerians, again, that the nation’s armed forces are fully capable of dealing with the challenges of banditry and terrorism.
This was contained in a statement released on Tuesday, June 16, by the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
The Buhari administration called for more patience, assuring Nigerians that the military is taking appropriate steps to block gaps being exploited to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.
Similarly, Governor Masari said he has failed in protecting the residents of the state from bandits.
The governor's comment is coming weeks after sustained attacks by bandits in various parts of the state, which sparked widespread outrage and violent protests in the state.
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