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Security Chiefs keep mum after briefing Buhari

From right: President Muhammadu Buhari; Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan -Ali; Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Y. Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar; and Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, during a security briefing at the State House in Abuja yesterday
FILE PHOTO: From right: President Muhammadu Buhari; Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan -Ali; Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Y. Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar; and Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, during a security briefing at the State House in Abuja.

Security chiefs have kept mum after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on the country’s security situation at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting which started by 11:00am lasted till around 2:00pm with all the country’s security chiefs in attendance.

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In attendance were the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Abubakar Sadique, our correspondent reports.

Others were the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali; the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar, acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and the Director General of Department for State Service (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi.

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At the end of the meeting, Daily Trust reports that they left without speaking to journalists.

It will be recalled that on the March 5, this year, when a similar meeting was held before the governorship and state assembly elections, the acting IGP addressed the journalists.

Our correspondent reports that when the acting IGP was leaving, journalists were told that, “no briefing today.”

However, it was gathered that the insecurity in some parts of the country and the Saturday’s supplementary polls in five states were discussed at the meeting.

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