President Muhammadu Buhari met behind closed doors with the country’s service chiefs and other members of the National Security Council yesterday.
The meeting which started around 11am and ended about 4pm was the first meeting of the Council in 2016.
The meeting also took place a week after the December 31 deadline the President gave the Armed Forces to bring the Boko Haram crisis to an end.
Although the President and other government officials had said the war had been technically won and the target met since the sect can no longer hold territories, the incessant attacks on soft targets in the main theatre of war have been a concern to stakeholders.
Even though no member of the Council spoke to State House correspondents after the meeting, there were speculations around the State House that measures aimed at fully curbing the Boko Haram menace and a review of the 2015 performance of the military dominated the agenda of the meeting.
In attendance at the merging were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olowonishakin, and Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai.
Others were Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok- Ete Ekwe Ibas, Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar, Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase and Minister of Defence, Mansur Mohammed Dan- Alli.


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