The security meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari, the nation’s service chiefs and the Inspector General of Police has ended.
Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas said President Buhari has been briefed on the country’s security profile in 2019.
The Naval chief told state house correspondents that security agencies have done their best in keeping the country safe, especially as most parts of the country enjoyed a peaceful yuletide.
He disclosed that within two weeks the military was able to repel 27 terrorists attacks carried out by the Islamic state of West African Province, ISWAP in the north east.
But he says there is an ongoing collaboration with regional partners to contain these threatsand also cede areas that have been retaken from to terrorists to civilian authorities.
Those who attended the meeting are Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, Chief of Defence Staff, Abayomi Olonisakin, Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok Ekwe Ibas and Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
Others are the Director General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno.
Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, was absent but represented by a senior officer of the army.