President Buhari holds meeting with Security Chiefs

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President Muhammadu Buhari is currently holding a meeting with Nigeria’s security Chiefs.

The meeting which is been held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja is also been attended by the country’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Others in attendance are the Chief of Defence, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibot-Ete Ibas.

The meeting comes amid series of attacks by suspected herdsmen and suicide bombings by insurgent group Boko Haram.

Four persons were killed in a fresh attack by suspected herders in Bakin Kogi village, in Jemaa Local Government Area of the state.

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has already condemned the attack and directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), to visit the community to assess the situation and take necessary steps, to relieve human sufferings with immediate effect.

The meeting also comes days after the Department of State Services, DSS   briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the release of three University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) lecturers abducted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Magumeri, Borno State.

Also released from the Boko Haram terrorists are 10 women, kidnapped in a raid by the militant group on a military/police convoy on Damboa road, near Maiduguri.

Their release followed a series of negotiations as directed by President Buhari. The negotiations were  facilitated by the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC.

 




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