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INSECURITY: Buhari holds crucial meeting with governors, security chiefs, others

Buhari, security chiefs, governors in closed door meeting

In the bid to end the ravaging insecurity in the country, President Muhammad Buhari has engaged governors in the country and security chiefs in a crucial meeting.

The meeting which was held on Friday at the presidential villa was conducted behind closed doors.

In attendance at the meeting was the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and the Chief of Staff to the president, Abba Kyari.

The governors in attendance included that of Adamawa, Borno, Taraba, Kebbi, Delta, Sokoto, Imo, Ebonyi, Kogi, Yobe, Gombe, Ekiti, Lagos, Jigawa, Bauchi, Kano and Niger. Others were Anambra, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Plateau, Osun, Rivers, Oyo, Akwa Ibom, Zamfara, Kwara, Ondo, Bayelsa and Enugu states.

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Also attending the meeting was the immediate past governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari. The security chiefs include, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Abubakar Sadique.

Others were National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar; Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and the Director General of Department for State Service (DSS) Yusuf Magaji Bichi.

Sources said the meeting was called for deliberations on the way out of the problems facing the country, especially the insecurity challenge.

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