President Muhammadu Buhari has been meeting with security chiefs to review the nation’s security network.
A report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said the president had to suspend some of his official engagements including the inauguration of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) new Technology and Innovation complex to preside over the emergency meeting with the security chiefs.
The meeting was attended by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation; Boss Mustapha; the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, a retired major general.
Others include Chief of Defence Staff, Lucky Irabor, Chief of Army Staff, Farouk Yahaya; Chief of Naval Staff, Awwal Gambo; and the Chief of Air Staff, Isiaka Amao.
Also in attendance are the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba; the Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Yusuf Bichi; and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai.
The president’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, had said the president would be meeting with the security chiefs.
This meeting was in response to the travel advisories issued by the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States of America and urged citizens to remain calm.
The governments of the countries had warned their citizens of possible terror attacks in Nigeria, particularly in Abuja.