- President Buhari is in a closed-door meeting with the chief of Army staff at the State House in Abuja
- The agenda of the meeting is not yet known as at the time of reporting the meeting
- Recall that the Nigerian leader had earlier held a meeting with service chiefs led by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai, are currently having a closed-door meeting at the State House, Aso Rock, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathered that the agenda of the meeting is not yet known at the time of reporting the meeting.
Talks between the Nigerian leader and the Army boss is expected to be centered around the ongoing military operations in the country.
The meeting is coming on the heels of rising security challenges, especially in the northern part of the country.
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.
The meeting was presided by the president and had in attendance Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, service chiefs, and other heads of security agencies.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari dispatched top security chiefs to interface with stakeholders in Zamfara on the lingering security challenges in the state and the entire northwest.
The northwest has been under siege by bandits who have been attacking local communities across the region. The president's directive was revealed by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammad Adamu on Thursday, July 16.
The IGP made the revelation when he and other top security chiefs visited the Emir of Gusau, Ibrahim Bello at his palace in Gusau.
In a related development, twenty people have been killed by suspected herdsmen in Chibuak and Kigudu II communities in Kauru local government area of Kaduna state.
According to the report, apart from those killed in the two communities, some of the villagers are still missing. The two villages were said to have been attacked consecutively, on Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 10 at midnight.
The attackers also attacked Kigudu II again on Saturday, July 11 when the villagers were preparing for a mass burial for some of the victims.
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