Security issues have taken centre stage again today in Aso Rock as President Muhammad Buhari is now meeting with members of Nigeria Governors Forum Security Council.
The meeting is taking place at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, in attendance.
Also attending are the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (retd); the President’s Chief of Staff, Prof Ibrahim Gambari; military service chiefs and heads of other security agencies.
Other participants however, joined the meeting online, including the chairman of the NGF Security Council and Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello; Governors Douye Diri (Bayelsa); Babagana Zulum (Borno); David Umahi (Ebonyi) and Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos).
The Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai (represented); 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, are part of the meeting.
Also in attendance are the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufa’i; Chief of Defence Military Intelligence, Air Vice Marshall Muhammed Salihu Usman; the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi; and the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi.