- President Buhari is holding a meeting with the service chiefs over insecurity in Nigeria
- Some lives have been lost in the last few weeks to bandit attacks
- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and chief of staff, Ibrahim Gambari, are in attendance
Amid the incessant kidnappings and killings of innocent Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over a security meeting at the State House in Abuja.
Channels TV reports that the meeting is taking place at the First Lady conference room as renovations in the Council Chambers is still ongoing.
Legit.ng gathered that the crucial meeting is not unconnected with the escalating insecurity in different parts of the country and general outcry by various stakeholders.
According to the report, several Nigerians have been killed or kidnapped in different parts of the country, in the last few weeks.
The Nation also reports that among those attending the meeting are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; chief of staff to the president, Professor Ibrahim Gambari; and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-General Babagana Monguno.
Other attendees are General Lucky Irabor, Chief of Defense Staff; Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air Marshal Ishiaka Oladayo Amoo, Chief of Air Staff.
The acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, is also in the meeting.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus sent a warning message to the federal government over the 2023 general elections.
It was reported that Secondus made this known while speaking during an emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party in Abuja on Thursday, April 29.
The PDP boss advised President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute a national security conference for comprehensive and all-embracing deliberations on the future of the country.
He said the development in Nigeria is so frightening that it requires critical stakeholders to deliberate and act on the situation.
In a related report, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, reacted over the persistent killings and abduction of citizens by suspected bandits across the country.
In a thread of tweets on his Twitter page, @AsiwajuTinubu, on Thursday, April 29, the APC leader said he was troubled by the terror and cruelty being visited upon the people particularly in Borno, Yobe, Benue, Niger, and Imo states.
He explained that the attacks have caused many to disregard the country's military and security forces risking their lives to protect the people.