President Muhammadu Buhari has gone into closed-door meeting with the Service Chiefs and heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The agenda of the meeting was not made public but would likely be connected to the ongoing nationwide protests against police brutality, especially the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and the Tuesday night shooting of protesters at Lekki, Lagos State.
Present at the meeting were the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olanishakin, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Yusuf Buratai, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Abas and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadiq Abubakar.
Also present were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
The National Security Adviser, NSA, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd), the Director-General, Department of State Service, DSS, Yusuf Bichi, the Director-General National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ahmed Rufa’i and the Chief of Defence Intelligence attended too.
In the past two weeks, Nigerian youths have been on the streets in what is codenamed #EndSARS Protest against police brutality and extortion.
Buhari has so far ignored all entreaties from well-meaning and respected individuals and congratulations to address the nation on the protests and the killing of protesters allegedly by security agents.