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Buhari approves new security measures for South-East, South-South


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved new security measures for the Southeast and South-South regions of the country.

This was one of the outcomes of the series of security meetings held in the last eleven days and concluded on Tuesday in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, disclosed this to State House Correspondents after the meeting.

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He, however, declined to give details.

DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that the meeting, which started at 10am, reviewed the current security situation in the country and proffered solutions.

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Among those who attended the meeting were the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha; the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari; and the National Security Adviser, NSA, Major-General Babagana Monguno.

Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema; Minister of Defense,  BashirMagashi and Minister of Interior,  Rauf Aregbesola were also at the meeting.

Others were the Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor; Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu; and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Ishiaka Oladayo Amoo.

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The acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Usman Alkali Baba; Director-General of the Department of State Security Services, SSS, Yusuf Bichi; Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ahmed Rufai-Abubakar; and Chief of Defence Intelligence, Major-General Samuel Adebayo, were also in attendance.

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