Insecurity: Buhari meets with National security council

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President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attend the National Security Council meeting northeast
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President Muhammadu Buhari presided over a meeting of the National Security Council at the State House.

The meeting which started at 9:00 am took place at the Council Chambers.

It was expected to review the current security situation in the country, with a view to addressing the rising cases of kidnapping and banditry.

In attendance was the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.

Others were the Minister of Defence, Retired Major General Bashir Magashi, Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, as well as Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Lucky Irabor, Service Chiefs and Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.

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This comes at a time that the country battles series of security challenges especially abductions.

The most recent was the abduction of schoolgirls last Friday from the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

They have, however, regained their freedom.

The freed Zamfara Schoolgirls arrived at the State Government House in the capital city, Gusau in the early hours of Tuesday, wearing face masks and light blue and brown chadors.

Shortly after, they had breakfast and are now scheduled to visit the hospital for checks before a reunion with their families.

317 of the girls were said to have been abducted from their boarding school.

But the Governor, Bello Matawalle, put the number of abducted and recovered schoolgirls at 279.

Seven of the girls had earlier escaped their captors.

Governor Matawalle said the 279 were released with the help of repentant bandits without any ransom paid.