Niger Delta: Buhari, Osinbajo meet service chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday held a closed door meeting with Service Chiefs and other heads of security agencies in the country.
The meeting reportedly reviewed military operations in the Niger Delta region and the ongoing anti-terrorism war in the North-East.
None of those who attended the meeting, which lasted over three hours, agreed to take questions from State House correspondents when approached.
Those who attended the meeting included the Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar; Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok-Ete Ibas; Director General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura; Director General, National Intelligence Agency, Mr. Ayo Oke; and the acting Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris.
Also in the meeting were Minister of Defence, Brigadier General Mansur Dan Ali (retd); National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Munguno (retd.); Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal and the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Abba Kyari.
Olonisakin quickly moved to his waiting car as he came out of the venue of the meeting.
When Buratai was approached for comment, he directed journalists to the CDS who was already driven out of the premises.
No official statement was issued on either the agenda or outcome of the meeting.

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