Buhari Presides Over National Security Council Meeting


President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the heads the nation’s security agencies during the National Security Council (NSC) meeting at the presidential villa, inAbuja.

Present at the meeting taking place inside the council chambers are the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha; the chief of staff to the president, Professor Ibrahim Gambari; the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd); chief of defence staff, General Lucky Irabor; chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya; chief of naval staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo; and the chief of air staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao.

Also in attendance are the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman; the Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Yusuf Bichi; and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abu, among other top security chiefs.

The meeting comes two weeks after a similar meeting held against the backdrop of the attack on Kuje Correctional facility.

Earlier on Thursday President Buhari condemned the murder of a Catholic priest, Reverend Father John Cheitnum of the Kafanchan Catholic Diocese.

Father Cheitnum was killed four days after he was seized by gunmen in Kaduna State.

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