JUST IN: Buhari in closed door meeting with Security Chiefs, North East Govs


By Harry Awurumibe, Editor, Abuja Bureau

Apparently to figure out how to stem the tide of worsening security situation in the country, especially in the North-Eastern part of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari is in a meeting with Governors of the North-East and Security Chiefs at the Council Chamber, State House, Abuja.

The meeting which is holding behind closed doors has in attendance, Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo; six of the North-East Governors; Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (retd), and the President’s Chief of Staff, Prof Ibrahim Gambari.

The North-East Governors are led by their Chairman and Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum; his Adamawa State counterpart, Ahmadu Fintri; Bauchi State-Bala, Mohammed; Gombe State-Inuwa Yahaya; Taraba state-Darius Ishaku and Yobe state- Mai Mala Buni.

Also in the meeting are the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar; the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu and the Director General, Department of State Services, DSS, Yusuf Bichi.

Also present at the meeting are the Director General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufa’i; the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi and the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi.

The meeting which started with the rendition of the national anthem immediately President Buhari arrived the Chamber, is expected to deliberate on the insurgency in the North-East and other security situations confronting the zone.

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