- President Buhari is meeting with northeastern governors over the insecurity in the region
- Service chiefs and head of other security agencies were reportedly at the meeting
- The meeting is expected to focus on the security challenges in the northeastern region
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President Muhammadu Buhari met with governors of the northeastern states in the State House, Abuja.
The Nation reports that the governors in the meeting included Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state, Professor Babagana Zulum of Borno, Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe, Darius Ishaku of Taraba state and Mai-Mala Buni of Yobe state.
Legit.ng gathers that service chiefs and heads of other security agencies were also present at the crucial meeting.
The meeting is expected to dwell on security challenges, especially the Boko haram menace troubling the northeast.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, is also attending the meeting.
Governors of the northeast had met at the weekend in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, where the Governor of the State, Babagana Zulum emerged as the Chairman of the northeast Governors’ Forum.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the northeast governors called on the federal government to empower the Nigeria Police to use heavy artillery.
According to the governors, this will help bridge the manpower deficit in the Armed Forces.
This is contained in an eleven points communique issued by the northeast governors’ forum at the end of its second meeting held in Maiduguri, Borno state.
They also called on the federal government to deploy state of the art military hardware to the region.
In another report, Mike Ejiofor, the former director of the Department of State Services (DSS), has said that replacing Nigeria's service chiefs will not solve the security challenges in the country.
Ejiofor who disclosed this during an appearance on Channels Television on Saturday, August 8, said though the heads of security and intelligence agencies have done their best, however, it is not yet enough.
According to him, if the service chiefs are replaced now, there won't be any change. The former DSS boss also said that the military and security services are ill-equipped.
He went on to note that President Buhari who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces is the only person authorised to change the service chiefs.
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