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Security meeting aimed at ending challenges – Buhari


On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari held a closed door meeting with security chiefs, which lasted for two and a half hours at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

At the conclusion of the meeting, officials were unwilling to disclose about the issues discussed with State House correspondents.

The President tweeted on his personal Twitter handle which read; “Today I presided over a meeting of the Security Council. We fully understand the seriousness and urgency of Nigeria’s security issues, and are determined to implement carefully considered solutions that will not only earn the confidence of Nigerians, but also stand the test of time.”

The meeting was attended by other government officials including Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Danbazzau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, National Security Adviser, Major Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura, Director of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar and Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

Service chiefs at the meeting include; Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas and Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar.

The heads of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Nigeria Fire Service (NFS), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were also at the meeting.