- President Buhari is holding a meeting with the country's service chiefs
- The details of the meeting still remain sketchy
- But it is believed that the issue of insecurity in Nigeria would be discussed at the meeting
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the quarterly National Security Council (NSC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Legit.ng reports that meeting may not be unconnected with the cases of kidnapping, banditry and robbery in some states of the federation.
It was gathered that the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; the chief of staff to the president, Ibrahim Gambari, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami and the ministers of defense, Bashir Magaji, were present at the meeting.
Others included the minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola; the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffery Onyeama, and the minister of police affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi.
The service chiefs in attendance were the Chief of Defense Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe-Ibas; and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu; the director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rafa’i Abubakar; and the director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi were also present. at the meeting.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Nigerian Army inducted eight units of locally made combat vehicles Mine-Resistant, Ambush–Protected (MRAP), also called EZUGWU into Operations Lafiya Dole and Sahel Sanity.
It was reported that the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, made this known at the inauguration of the vehicles in Kaduna on Thursday, November 12.
He said the equipment has aided military operations against bandits and Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in the northeast region of the country.
In another report, the chairman of the Senate committee on Army, Ali Ndume, faulted the Nigerian government over its stand on the dreaded and destructive Boko Haram terrorists.
Ndume specifically faulted the Buhari-led administration for its policy of rehabilitating and reintegrating repentant Boko Haram members.
The outspoken lawmaker insisted that deradicalizing ex-Boko Haram members is a misplacement of priority.
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