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Terror Attacks: Jonathan Summons Security Chiefs, Governors

Following increased frequency of terror attacks in the country, especially the recent events in Abuja and Borno State, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has summoned members of the National Security Council to a meeting tomorrow (Thursday) at the Presidential Villa.

The meeting which will be presided over by President Jonathan is scheduled for 11:00 am., a statement from the State House signed by Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said.

Expected at the meeting are Vice President Namadi Sambo, the Minister of Defence, Lt.-Gen Aliyu Gusau, the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, the Service Chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police, the Director-General of the State Security Services and the Director-General of National Intelligence Agency.

The meeting of the National Security Council will be followed at 1:00 pm. by another meeting on security developments in the country to which President Jonathan has invited State Governors.

President Jonathan, members of the National Security Council and the state governors will at the second meeting review the security situation in the country as well as ongoing national security measures and operations with a view to determining the best way forward.


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