Security Chiefs Decline To Speak After Security Meeting With Buhari



President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with heads of all the security agencies in the country at the Presidential Villa, in Abuja.

The meeting which started at about 11.00 a.m was also attended by Vice-President Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

However, the security chiefs who met with the President declined to speak with the press.

The meeting which lasted close to three hours had security and intelligence Chiefs are in attendance.

The Chief of Defence staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas; and the Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar.

Others who attended the extended security meeting include, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

The Director-General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura; and the Director-General of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar.

The Minister of Interior, retired Lt. General Abdulrahma Dambazau and heads of para-military organisations under the ministry were also at the meeting.

These are heads of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Nigeria Customs Service, Nigeria Fire Service, Federal Road Safety Commission, Nigeria Prisons Service and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; and the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd), also attended.

The meeting came up barely 48 hours after the release of three lecturers of University of Maiduguri and 10 police officers’ wives by the Boko Haram.

Photos from the security meeting

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