HAPPENING NOW: Buhari Summons security council meeting
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the National Security Council meeting in the State House, Abuja.
The meeting, which holds quarterly, is coming amidst ongoing unrest in different parts of the country. It started at about 11 am.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.); Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin; the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas, and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar are among those in attendance.
Also present are the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu; Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi; and Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufa’i.
Ministers available are: Bashir Magashi (Defence); Rauf Aregbesola (Interior); Mohammad Dingyadi (Police Affairs) and Geoffrey Onyeama( Foreign Affairs)
There are hopes that the meeting would focus attention on the escalating violence crisis and criminality going on in different parts of the country, particularly Lagos.
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