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President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over National Security Council meeting in the Executive Council Chambers of Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The meeting is the first National Security Council meeting the President would be holding with the new service chiefs after their appointment late January and screening/confirmation by the National Assembly in February.

Among those attending the meeting are the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha; the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd).

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

Security chiefs in attendance include Chief of General Staff, Major General Lucky Irabor; Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru; 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, Mr Mohammed Adamu; Director General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi; Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

Also in the meeting is the Chief of Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Major General Samuel Adebayo.

The National Security Council meeting is a quarterly security council meeting with the President as its chairman.

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