Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday held a crucial security meeting with top officials who are directly charged with the security of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The meeting which was also attended by the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno; Director General of Department of State Service, Yusuf Magaji Bichi, addressed the worsening security situation in the nation’s capital.
Others were the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Peter Ogunyanwo who represented the Inspector General of Police; FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Chiroma and FCT Permanent Secretary, Chinyeaka Ohaa.
Lawan said the meeting was a follow-up to an earlier meeting held last week, adding that the idea was to engage those who are directly dealing with the security issues within the FCT.
He said, “We are very concerned, like all of you are, about the level of security challenges in the FCT.”
The senators in attendance included Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi; Deputy Senate Leader, Senator Robert Boroffice; Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu; Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; Deputy Minority Leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, and the Minority Whip, Senator Philip Adidas.
Others are the Chairman of Senate committee on National Security and Intelligence, Senator Abdullahi Gobir; Chairman, Senate committee on FCT, Senator Abubakar Kyari and chairman, Senate committee on Police Affairs, Senator Halliru Jika.
Chairman, Senate committee on Airforce, Bala Ibn Na’allah and Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, Vice chairman, Senate committee on petroleum (downstream) were also at the meeting.
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