Buhari, ministers, service chiefs hold security meeting

Buhari, ministers, service chiefs hold security meeting

- The national security council meeting is currently holding at the Aso Villa, Abuja

- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the new service chiefs are in attendance

- The meeting is not unconnected with the level of insecurity in the country

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President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the National Security Council (NSC) meeting at the State House, Presidential Villa, Abuja over insecurity in the country.

The Nation reports that it is the first NSC meeting the president would be holding with the new service chiefs after their appointment in January and screening/confirmation by the National Assembly in February.

Legit.ng gathered that among those attending the meeting are the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo; the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha; the chief of staff to the president, Professor Ibrahim Gambari; and the National Security Adviser (NSA) Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd).

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Breaking: Buhari, ministers, service chiefs hold security meeting
President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the national security council meeting in Aso Rock. Credit: @NGRPresident
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The newspaper noted that others at the meeting included the ministers of defense, interior, police affairs, and foreign affairs; Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (Rtd), Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Muhammad Dingyadi and Geoffrey Onyema, respectively.

It also noted that the security chiefs in attendance were Chief of General Staff, Major General Lucky Irabor; Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru; Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amoo; and the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo.

The report added that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu; Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi; Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abubakar and the Chief of Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Major General Samuel Adebayo, are in the meeting.

The NSC is a quarterly security council meeting with the president as its chairman.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that hours after the release of the kidnapped 317 students of the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talatu-Mafara local government area of Zamfara state, Governor Bello Matawalle has finally revealed how the girls were freed from their captors.

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It was reported that the governor said on Tuesday, March 2, that while the state was in negotiation with kidnappers of the schoolgirls, the armed men were offered money by unnamed persons not to release the children.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Buhari dismissed the calls for the federal government to grant amnesty to armed bandits and other criminals.

It was reported that the Nigerian president at a security meeting on Thursday, February 25, said his administration would deal decisively with bandits, kidnappers, and insurgents.

The meeting had in attendance the northern state governor's forum, northern traditional rulers’ council, and a delegation from the federal government.

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