Again, President Buhari meets service chiefs over dire security situation (Photos)


President Muhammad Buhari has continued his meeting with the country’s security chiefs, in search of solutions to the security challenges that have bedevilled the country.

Tuesday’s meeting, the third in less than three weeks, is coming 24 hours after armed robbers attempted to attack the residence of the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.

The Presidency announced the meeting via its Twitter handle but did not give details of its agenda.

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However, the meeting is expected to review the current security situation in the country.
The meeting, which started at 10: am, is holding at the Conference Hall of the Office of the First Lady.

“Security meeting ongoing at the State House. President @MBuhari presiding, Vice President, SGF, NSA, Ministers, Service Chiefs, IGP, Intelligence Chiefs in attendance. #AsoVillaToday #SecuringNigeria,” the presidency tweeted.

Among others at the meeting are the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha; the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari; and the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno.

Also attending the meeting are the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema; Minister of Defense, Major-General Bashir Salihi Magashi (Retd.) and Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

Newsman had reported there was an attempt by armed robbers to burgle the residence of the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari, early Monday morning.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, revealed this in a two-part tweet on Monday night after a report by a news platform, Peoples Gazette.

He tweeted, “The Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari has confirmed that there ‘was a foolish attempt’ to burgle his residence at 3:00 am is this morning but it turned out to be unsuccessful.

“Gambari, whose house is on a street next to the Villa has assured that there is nothing to worry about from the incident.”


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