President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday presided over a meeting of security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, as part of the ongoing efforts to engage military and intelligence community towards addressing Boko Haram insurgency.
Confirming this development in a tweet in Abuja on Sunday, the President’s aide on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, said all the service chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police, Idris Ibrahim and the Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Yusuf Bichi were part of the meeting.
Details of the meeting are yet to be made known to the public as of the time of filing this report. However, President Buhari, who summoned the meeting over the reported killing of some Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram sect along the Nigeria-Chad border, had earlier pledged to ensure that the loopholes which led to the fatalities are blocked once and for all.
President Buhari, who made pledge in a statement on Saturday, reiterated his administration’s commitment to the security of military personnel and other citizens. The President noted that fighting terrorism had taken a global dimension which necessitated international collaboration among states facing similar security challenges.
He, therefore, reassured Nigerians of his continued commitment to their security and of his efforts to sustain the momentum in the previous significant successes recorded against the terrorists.