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Kano blast: Jonathan meets service chiefs

Published by Daily Trust on Tue, 20 May 2014


President Goodluck Jonathan today held a closed door meeting with service chiefs to review the security situation in the country. Although journalists were not briefed after the meeting, it was gathered that the bomb blast that occurred in Kano on Sunday was discussed. The explosion, which occurred in the ancient city, reportedly killed about ten people. A source told State House journalists that the service chiefs also briefed the president about the ongoing search-and-rescue operations on the abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls of Chibok, Borno State. The meeting, it was learnt, also discussed the decisions reached at the regional security summit on Nigeria held weekend in Paris, France, at the behest of President Francois Hollande. The two-hour meeting, which was held in the president's office, was attended by Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant-General Kenneth Minimah, Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Ademola Amosu. Also in attendance were the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Abubakar and the Director-General of the Department of State Security, Ita Ekpeyong.
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