Service Chiefs Keep Mum After Meeting With President Buhari

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, met with the country’s security chiefs at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Monday, February 12.

The meeting was believed to be part of efforts aimed at curtailing the security challenges being witnessed across the nation.

The meeting was attended by Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali; Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; and the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd).

Service chiefs who attended the meeting included the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas; and the Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar.

Others are the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura; and the Director-General of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar.

However, none of the service chiefs were willing to speak with State House correspondents when approached for comments at the end of the meeting.



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