PRESSINFORMAT recalls that President Buhari had recently given the nation’s armed forces a marching order to quell the security challenges in the country, as he would like to leave behind a legacy of a secured and safe country.
The Nigerian Armed forces also recently secured the release of the remaining 23 passengers abducted in the Abuja-Kaduna bound train earlier this year, a development that brought some excitement to Buhari.
Key government functionaries in attendance at the meeting are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha; the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd); and the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.
Equally attending the meeting physically are the Minister of Defense, Major General Bashir Magashi (Rtd); Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; and Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Maigari Dingyadi.
The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, led the service chiefs, including the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao, are present at the meeting.
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 Abubakar.
The Chief of Defense Intelligence, Major General Samuel Adebayo, is also attending the meeting.