Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari will, today, Monday, hold an “emergency meeting” with security chiefs amid security concerns in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
According to a tweet by Bashir Ahmad, special assistant to the president on digital communications, the meeting, which will hold in Abuja, is part of efforts to improve security.
“President @MBuhari has summoned an emergency security meeting tomorrow in the nation’s capital, Abuja, to further review and strengthen the security network in the country,” the post said.
“The meeting will be attended by the Defence Minister, service chiefs and other heads of security agencies.”
The meeting comes amid alerts issued recently by some countries on the likelihood of attacks in parts of Nigeria.
Countries such as the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK) had updated travel advisories for their citizens in Nigeria.
The US had asked family members of its employees resident in Abuja to leave the area, while the UK warned against unnecessary travel to the nation’s capital.
Reacting to the development, the Department of State Services (DSS) had called for calm, while the president had said the travel advisories do not signify imminent attacks in Abuja.
Meanwhile, the DSS had confirmed a recent raid on an estate within the federal capital territory (FCT), which resulted in the arrest of a suspected terrorist.