Buhari meets security chiefs over weekend polls

Our Correspondent

President Muhammadu Buhari met with the country’s security chiefs in Abuja today, Tuesday.

Reports have it that the meeting commenced around 11am at the president’s office in the State House.

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      Mr. President and Security chiefs

Though details of the meeting were not revealed at the time of this report, but it could be related to the developments around the country.

Correspondent report has it that the meeting could also have something to do with how to ensure maximum security across the nation during the governorship election scheduled for Saturday, March 9.

All the service chiefs were present at the meeting.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major Gen Babagana Monguno, the director general of the DSS and the director of National Intelligence Agency (NIA) were at the meeting.

Also present at the meeting was the minister of Interior, Lt Gen Abdulrahman Dangazzau, and the minister of defence, Brigadier General Mansur Dan-Ali.

It will be recalled that President Buhari met with the security chiefs on Tuesday, February 19, just before the presidential and National Assembly elections.

After the election, the security chiefs said they would not allow the elections in the country to be disrupted.

The last meeting President Buhari held with the security chiefs at the Presidential Villa lasted for over an hour.

Speaking with newsmen after the meeting, the acting IGP said, following the postponement of the 2019 elections, they had resolved to further provide adequate security within the country.

He said: “Today, members of the security community and intelligence community came and briefed Mr President on the security situation in the country.

“We deliberated on the consequences and came up with the resolve to further provide adequate security within the country so that the electorate will come out and cast their votes without any fear of molestation.

“Every Nigerian is encouraged to come out on the election day and cast his or her vote without any fear of molestation. The security personnel are ready and prepared to protect everybody.

“Anybody that feels that he can come out and disrupt the process should have a rethink because that situation will not be allowed. If you plan and allow yourself to be used as touts, whatever happens to you, you will take it.”

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