Jonathan, service chiefs meet over insecurity
President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday met with service chiefs behind closed door for several hours at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The discussions at the meeting, which was the first since the appointment of new service chiefs last month, was not unconnected with the rising onslaught of the Boko Haram sect and other insurgents in the northeast which have claimed many lives in the past few days.
No statement was issued at the end of the meeting, while the service chiefs declined comment on the issues discussed at the parley.
Those at the meeting are – the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshall Alex Badeh, Chief of Army Staff, Major General Kenneth Minimah, Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Usman Jibrin and Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshall Adesola Amosu.
Also at the meeting are the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Mohammed and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim.
When approached by journalists for comment on the meeting, the CDS declined, saying, “I will only speak if you will allow me speak in my dialect.”