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Insecurity: Senate To Meet With Service Chiefs On Thursday

Lawmakers during plenary at the Senate chamber in Abuja.

 

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The Senate will on Thursday (May 6) be meeting with the Service Chiefs to get feedback from them on efforts to address the security crisis in the country.

The meeting was meant to hold today (May 4)  but has been postponed because of the security meeting which is ongoing at the Presidential Villa.

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This is the second security meeting that President Muhammadu Buhari will be holding less than a week.

The Agenda for the meeting is not unconnected with the heightened insecurity across the country.

Those in attendance include the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.

Others are  Minister of Defence, Major-General Bashir Magashi (Rtd) and the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd.)

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, Chief of Army Staff; Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Naval Staff; Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu, and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amoo; acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba are also attending the crucial meeting.

At the last meeting, the National security adviser, Babagana Munguno disclosed in a statement issued on Friday that President Muhammadu Buhari was determined to stem the insecurity in the country.

He said that President Buhari “made it abundantly clear that while the insurgents, bandits and criminals are still at it, he has no doubt that the Nigerian Security agencies and all of us as a nation will certainly overcome all the current security problems and defeat the forces of evil marauding about in different parts of the country.”

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