President, Security Chiefs Meet To Brainstorm Over Kidnap Threats

President, Security Chiefs Meet To Brainstorm Over Kidnap Threats
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In lieu of the brazen kidnap threats which had been made against him over the weekend, the Nigerian President, Muhamadu Buhari and his security chiefs are currently engrossed in a meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja which is to brainstorm on the spate of terrorism in the country.

The meeting, which has been scheduled to hold at the Council Chambers, State House was convened following contemporary security threats in the country, particularly in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

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Among those sighted at the meeting includes the Secretary to the Government of the Federation; Boss Mustapha; the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (retd). Also in attendance are the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema; Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Maigari Dingyadi; Minister of Defense, Major General Bashir Magashi (Rtd).

Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao; and the Chief of Defense Intelligence, Major General Samuel Adebayo, are also in attendance.

Also in attendance are the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman; the Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Yusuf Bichi; and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

In recent times, there had been heightened security threats from terrorists believed to be members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province ISWAP, who have boasted of abducting the President and the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El Rufai.

The presidency had also reacted to such threats, describing them as laughable.

 

Africa Daily News, New York

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