As security worsens in northern parts of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari is again meeting with the nation’s security chiefs, the second time in a week, but with State Governors of the Northeast in attendance.
The meeting is holding behind closed doors at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja, with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo also attending.
Top on the agenda is expected to be the solutions to the growing insurgency and banditry in the Northeast as well other security situations confronting the zone.
Chairman of the Northeast Governors, Babagana Zulum of Borno State, led his colleagues to the meeting. They include those of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintri; Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed; Gombe State, Inuwa Yahaya; Taraba State, Darius Ishaku; and Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha; the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd); and the Chief of Staff, Prof Ibrahim Gambari; are in attendance.
So also 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, Mohammed Adamu; and the Director-General, Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi.
Equally attending are are the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufa’i; the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi; and the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi.