BREAKING: Buhari presides over security meeting in Abuja

BREAKING: Buhari presides over security meeting in Abuja

  • President Buhari has convened another meeting as he seeks ways to find a lasting solution to the security crisis in Nigeria
  • The president, his deputy Yemi Osinbajo, service chiefs and top government officials are present at the crucial meeting
  • Details of the meeting are, however, not available to the public by the presidency at the time of filing this report

Aso Rock, Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over a security meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Although the agenda of the security meeting was not disclosed, The Punch cited top presidency sources as hinting that it would revolve around the rising spate of bandit attacks in some parts of the country, recently discovered threats, and plans to counter them.

Buhari presides over security meeting in Abuja
President Buhari meets with service chiefs in Aso Rock. Photo credit: Femi Adesina
Source: Facebook gathers that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.) are in attendance.

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Others present include the minister of defence, Major General Salihi Magashi (retd.), minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola; Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor; Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo; and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao.

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Also, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alkali Usman; the Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Yusuf Bichi; and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar, are in attendance.

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Meanwhile, President Buhari has said he wants his successor to follow his lead on securing Nigeria and building the economy.

A statement by presidential spokesman Femi Adesina indicates that the president said this on Thursday, December 3, in Maiduguri, Borno state.

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Insecurity: Northern governors, Buhari meet

In a similar development, as part of his efforts to find a lasting solution to the insecurity in the northern part of the country, President Buhari recently met with some northern state governors to discuss possible solutions.

The president met with Governors Aminu Masari of Katsina, Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa, Darius Ishaku of Taraba and Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto.

Speaking on the insecurity in the northern region, Governor Masari stressed the need for northern states to collaborate and tackle the challenge.


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