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JUST IN: Buhari presides over emergency security meeting


Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over an emergency National Security meeting at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.

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According to a report by The Nation, the meeting is expected to review the current state of insecurity in different parts of the country.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha; Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari and National Security Adviser, NSA, Babagana Monguno, are in attendance.

Also in attendance are Ministers of Defence, Bashir Magashi and Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyema.

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Also in the meeting are the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amoo; and the new Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya.

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba; the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ahmed Rufa’i; the Director-General of the Department of State Security Services, SSS, Yusuf Bichi, and other presidential aides are also attending.

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