President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday morning presided over the national security council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Naija News reports that those in attendance include the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari; Minister of Defense Maj. Gen. Bashir Salihi Mahashi (Rtd.); Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; and the National Security Adviser (NSA) Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtd.).
Service chiefs in attendance include the Chief of Defense Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar; Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu; Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rafa’i Abubakar; and the Director-General of the Directorate of State Services (DSS) Yusuf Magaji Bichi.
Naija News understands that the meeting may be connected to the worsening security situation in the country.
Recall that the Nigeria Senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to replace his Service Chiefs as the country continues to face problems of insecurity.
The upper legislative chambers made the call in a statement after plenary on Wednesday.
In the statement released to newsmen, senators claimed that the service chiefs have run out of ideas to stop killings across Nigeria.
The lawmakers also called for the introduction of Community and State Policing to curb insecurity.