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Buhari Holds National Security Council Meeting [Photos]

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday presided over the National Security Council meeting which was held at the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja.

Naija News reports that the security council meeting holds quarterly and issues affecting the security structure, apparatus, and operation in Nigeria are usually discussed

After meeting with the Service Chiefs and other members of the council, Buhari decorated his Aide de Camp, Col. YM Dodo with his new rank.

Those present at the meeting are 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 (Rtd).

Others are the Ministers of Defense, Interior, Police Affairs, and Foreign Affairs; Major General Bashir Salihi Magashi (Rtd), Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Muhammad Dingyadi, and Geoffrey Onyema, respectively.

Security chiefs in attendance include Chief of General Staff, Major General Lucky Irabor; Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya; Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amoo; and the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo.

Also in the meeting are the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba; Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi; Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

The Chief of Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Major General Samuel Adebayo is also in attendance at the meeting.

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