Buhari presides over security council meeting with service chiefs

Buhari presides over security council meeting with service chiefs

- A meeting between Nigerian president, Buhari, service chiefs and other top government officials is ongoing at the State House in Abuja

- The official purpose of the meeting is not yet known but there are indications that it may address the mounting unrest across the country

- VP Yemi Osinbajo, SGF Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff Agboola Gambari and all the service chiefs are also in attendance

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President Muhammadu Buhari is presently presiding over a national security council meeting at the State House in Abuja with some members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and the service chiefs.

According to the president's aide on new media Bashir Ahmad who made this disclosure via a tweet on Thursday, October 22, the meeting also has vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, in attendance.

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Although the purpose of the meeting has not been disclosed as at the time of filing this report, there are hints that discussion may be lengthened down to the ongoing unrest across the country.

The meeting may also address the controversial shooting of EndSARS protesters in Lekki area of Lagos state by armed security operatives, though Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu earlier lifted lids on some of the controversies.

Ministers at the meeting include Bashir Magashi (defence), Mohammad Dingyadi (police affairs), Geoffrey Onyeama (foreign affairs) and interior minister Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

Leading the service chiefs to the meeting is the chief of defence staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin and chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai.

The national security adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno, secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, and chief of staff to the president, Ambassador Ibrahim Gambari, are also in attendance.

Buhari presides over security council meeting with service chiefs
The national security council meeting is ongoing at the State House. Credit: Twitter (Bashir Ahmad)
Source: Twitter

Other security chiefs at the meeting are the chief of naval staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas, the chief of air staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu, director-general of Department of State Services DSS), Yusuf Bichi,

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The director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufa’i and the leadership of the directorate of military intelligence are also at the vital meeting.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported earlier that IGP Adamu ordered the prompt withdrawal of policemen attached to top people and celebrities across the country.

This disclosure was made on Wednesday, October 21, amid ongoing contention trailing the shooting of EndSARS protesters in Lekki axis of Lagos state by the security operatives.

The IGP emphasised that the directive is with immediate effect, adding that “any commander who violates this order will bear the consequences.”

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