Jonathan​, ​Security Chiefs meet over transition, Boko Haram​

Nigeria Service Chiefs arriving the Aso Rock for a security meeting with the president Goodluck Jonathan

In the​ir​ first meeting after the general elections, the Security Council and the outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan ​have ​discussed the handing over power to the President elect, Muhammadu Buhari.

The council and Mr. Jonathan also discussed the ongoing onslaught on terrorists in the North Eastern region.

The Service Chiefs, including Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshall Alex Badeh; Chief of Army Staff, Kenneth Minimah; Chief of Naval Staff, Usman Jibrin; and Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu; attended the meeting.

Also, the Director General of the State Security Service, Ekpeyong Ita​,​ and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke​,​ were at the meeting.

Mr. Jonathan had ordered the service chiefs alongside other heads of Ministries, Department and Agencies to turn in their handover notes before April 20 to ensure the early preparation of his handover note.

The Nigerian military, since February 14, has recovered several ​territories occupied by Boko Haram insurgents, dislodging the militants from key​ towns like Baga, Bama and Gwoza.

But the most notable territory still controlled by Boko Haram, Sambisa, has still now been recovered.

The National Security Adviser, Dasuki Sambo, however, promised that the military would recover the territory before the Mr. Buhari is sworn in​. Mr. Sambo cited bad weather as the reason the territory is still under capture.

None of the Service Chiefs agreed to speak with journalists after the meeting.


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  • amazing2012

    Hope the meeting is not on how to strategies the problem to continue after handing over on 29 May, hence you all know you will be sacked !


      The Service Chiefs appointed by Jonathan will leave office any way.
      The incoming administration will have to make its own appointments.
      The Boko Haram problem will then be the new administration’s .

      • Arabakpura

        That was why the service chiefs postponed the elections to see if they could save Jonathan and thence their jobs!

  • Frank Bassey

    Posterity will judge those who sabotaged the efforts of President Jonathan in fighting insurgency in Nigeria.

    • Arabakpura

      He is the major saboteur against the fight!

      • bib

        And ICC remains interested in the case.

  • Yoko Zuna

    Funny picture – all the service chiefs come to Aso Rock under the UMBRELLA. After May 29, they will be under someone’s BROOM.

    • TC

      Lwkmd…..nice one.

  • Tunsj

    Buhari must replace all of them. Their next assignment is the Gym.

  • favourtalk

    They have all failed nigerians because of corruption. They didn’t save nigeria when they needed to be save. Change has come

    • Jonathan

      They are failed idiots indeed.

  • Gago

    I felt a twinge of sadness seeing Generals being escorted with umbrellas haba. was it raining? just sun? kai na ji kunya.
    Common dust!

    • Gwazy

      ba sai kadai ba, Its very embarassing

  • Comfortkay

    There will be no pardon for the Security Chiefs under PDP, they should know that their time is off, APC new government will put in place disciple and well trained Security Chiefs that will give us a better security.