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Lawan meets security chiefs over insecurity in FCT

Senate President Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, held a crucial security meeting with top officials who are directly charged with the security of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

The meeting, which held at the Senate President’s office, was also attended by key officers of the Senate.

“We are very concerned, like all of you are, about the level of security challenges in the FCT,” Lawan said in his opening remarks before the meeting went into a closed door session.

The Senate President said the meeting was to address the current security challenges in the FCT and chart the way forward.

Sen. Lawan said the meeting was a follow-up to an earlier meeting held last week, adding that the idea was to engage those who are directly dealing with the security issues within the FCT.

In attendance at the meeting were the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno; FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello and Director General of Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi.

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Others were the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Peter Ogunyanwo, who represented the Inspector General of Police; FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma and Permanent Secretary in the FCT Administration, Chinyeaka Ohaa.

The senators in attendance include: Senate Leader, Sen. Yahaya Abdullahi; Deputy Senate Leader, Sen. Robert Boroffice; Chief Whip, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu; Deputy Chief Whip, Sen. Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; Deputy Minority Leader, Sen. Emmanuel Bwacha, and Minority Whip, Sen. Philip Aduda.

Others were Chairman of Senate Committee on National Security and Intelligence, Sen. Abdullahi Gobir; Chairman, Senate Committee on FCT, Sen. Abubakar Kyari; Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Sen. Haliru Jika; Chairman, Senate Committee on Air Force, Sen. Bala Ibn Na’allah, and Vice chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah.