Buhari meets Buratai, Adamu, other service chiefs

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President, Major Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and nation’s security chiefs are currently meeting at Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Relevant ministers are also attending National meeting.

Security chiefs in attendance include Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur ; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar; Inspector- of Police, Adamu; Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rafa’ Abubakar; and the Director-General of the Directorate of Services, Yusuf Bichi.

The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, disclosed this to House correspondents at the end of a meeting the President promised more support for the nation’s security agencies to maintain peace.

The minister said, “In his concluding remarks, Mr President thanked members for the efforts they are making in maintains peace and assured members he will do whatever takes to support security agencies in providing peace in the country.

“Mr President assured Nigerians he will do whatever takes to ensure that a repeat of protests does not occur in Nigeria again.

“Mr President reassured all that all stakeholders will be involved in the process of maintaining peace in the country, particularly the youth, community , rulers, politicians, public servants, religious etc.

“The Federal Government will continue to maintain its bureaucratic, humane and just postures in handling security matters in the country.”

When asked if the President’s promise not to allow a repeat of protests means his regime will be clamping down on prospective protesters, the minister replied, “What we are saying is that government will continue to dialogue, will continue to listen and will continue to carry all stakeholders along in ensuring that there is repeat of what happened that led to the destruction of a lot of , public and private, individuals in this country.”