President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting behind closed doors with Nigeria’s security chiefs.
The meeting, holding inside the President’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, started at 11.25am.
The meeting is also the President’s first official duty since his return from London on Saturday, after a 10-day working holiday.
In attendance are the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonishakin, Chief of Army Staff, Lt.- Gen. Turkur Buratai, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice-Marsall Sadiq Abubakar and Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok-Ete Ekwe.
Also in attendance are the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris and the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Mungono (Rtd).
According to a statement by the Presidency, the meeting will “among other things review the ongoing intensification of security interventions in the North Central and North West of Nigeria”.
On his first day back at work after his vacation, President @MBuhari chairs a Security Council Meeting. The Meeting will among other things review the ongoing intensification of security interventions in the North Central and North West of #Nigeria#AsoVillaToday #SecuringNigeria pic.twitter.com/pn4KisQFsx
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) August 20, 2018
Recall that while Buhari was away, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo sacked the Director General of the Department of States Service, DSS, Lawal Daura for unlawfully laying siege to the National Assembly without the knowledge of the Presidency.