- The House of Representatives leadership held a meeting with service chiefs
- The agenda of the meeting is not yet known as at the time of reporting the meeting
- The closed-door meeting is coming on the heels of violence recorded across the country
The heads of various security agencies in the country met with the leadership of the House of Representatives behind closed doors.
The meeting presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Wase began at about 2:15 pm on Monday, November 16.
Legit.ng gathered that the agenda of the meeting is not yet known at the time of reporting the meeting.
Those present at the meeting include top officials representing the Defence Headquarters, Nigerian Army, Nigeria Air Force, Nigerian Navy, Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nigerian Immigration Service, Nigerian Correctional Service, among others.
The meeting is coming on the heels of rising cases of violence recorded across the country.
Only this weekend, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) was rumoured dead in Benin, Edo state two days after he was shot during a gun duel with alleged cultists resurfaced. The police officer has been identified as Agabi Godiri.
It was reported earlier that the senior police officer was shot on Friday, November 13, in an exchange of gunfire.
The report said the officer died at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) while two other police inspectors also shot during the operation are in critical condition.
However, hours after the report, photos of the policeman in a hospital appeared.
In Kano state, there was tension following the purported killing of two youths by policemen from "anti-daba unit" of the state police command.
Though there has not been any official confirmation in respect to the incident, it was gathered that the victims were shot at Sharada quarters when the anti-daba unit visited.
An unconfirmed report indicated that the police were in the habit of extorting the youths of the area. However, the same attempt was resisted on Saturday, November 14, which resulted in the use of live ammunition and the death of two.
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