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Security chiefs decline comment after 3-hour meeting with President Buhari

- Security chiefs met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa

- The meeting lasted three hours although the service chiefs declined comment after

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, March 19 presided over routine national security meeting with service chiefs and heads of security agencies in attendance.

The closed door meeting, held at the president’s mini conference room at the Presidential Villa, lasted for over three hours.

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The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, who usually addresses State House correspondents at the end of the weekly meeting, however, declined comment on the outcome of the meeting.

Those in attendance at the meeting included the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas, and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Abubakar Sadique.

Others were the director general of Department for State Service (DSS), Yusuf Bichi, and the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, Minister of Defence, retired Brig.-Gen. Mansur Dan- Ali, and Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Malam Ahmed Abubakar, also attended the meeting.

Legit.ng had earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari met with Nigeria's service chiefs in Aso Rock, Presidential Villa, Abuja

According to The Nation, the meeting started at the president’s office in the State House around 11am on Tuesday, March 19.

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According to the report, discussions at the meeting would likely dwell on the security situation in the country and how to ensure maximum security in states where the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is conducting rerun election on Saturday, March 23.

The meeting was still in progress as at the time this report was published.

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