Insecurity: Buhari meets security chiefs for the third time in one week
For the third time in one week, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with service chiefs and heads of security agencies at the presidential villa, Abuja.
Inside Aso Rock sources said it was unusual but they offered no more clues as to what warranted the frequent security briefing all of them at the behest of Mr President. Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali while briefing journalists after the meeting said “we came to review what we did at the last meeting.”
However, Political Economist gathered that the President has not been comfortable with the state of insecurity in the country and had admonished the security chiefs to double up their efforts.
“President is concerned about the reports of loss of lives and property in the country and he is doing everything possible to curtail the bloodletting especially as election is around the corner”, a source told our correspondent.
The President had on Monday met behind closed doors with the service chiefs and selected heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Buhari also on June 6 summoned an expanded meeting of the Security Council where he was briefed by the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali and the service chiefs.
Others who attended the Tuesday meeting with the President included the Director-General of
Department of State Services (DSS) Lawal Daura and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufa’i.
The National Security Adviser to the President, Retired Maj-Gen. Babagana Munguno and the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, also attended the meeting.
However, Thursday’s meeting between the President, security chiefs and heads of security agencies lasted for less than 30 minutes.
The minister of defence, who briefly spoke to State House correspondents, said the meeting reviewed issues deliberated upon at their last meeting.