In a crucial move aimed at addressing the rising insecurity across the nation, the Senate is currently engaged in a closed-door meeting with top security officials and several ministers.
The discussion which was initially scheduled for last week, has been reconvened today, Tuesday, February 13.
Key figures present at the meeting include Chief of Defence Staff, Christopher Musa; Chief of Army Staff, Taoreed Lagbaja; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Bala Abubakar; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla; Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun; and the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi.
Also in attendance are the National Security Adviser (NSA), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu; Minister of Finance and Coordinating for the Economy, Dr. Olawale Edun; Minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawalle; Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abubakar; Minister of Interior, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo; Minister of Police Affairs, Ibrahim Geidam; and Minister of State for Police Affairs, Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim.
The objective of the meeting, which remains undisclosed at the moment, underscores the gravity of the security situation in the country. Further details will be provided as the deliberations progress.
More details to come…