- 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
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.
Legit.ng 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.
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.
What I want my successor to do, Buhari reveals, says he will leave office in 17 months
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.
Legit.ng gathered that he spoke after the commissioning of Oriental Energies Resource Ltd Hanger, Muhammadu Indimi Distance Learning Centre and an International Conference Centre donated to the University of Maiduguri by business mogul, Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi.
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.