The National Security Adviser, NSA Babagana Monguno was absent from the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari, Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu.
Others who attended the closed doors meeting, are the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadiq Abubakar and Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas.
Monguno was also absent from last Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council, FEC meeting presided over by President Buhari.
After the meeting with President Buhari, the Service Chiefs proceeded to Kyari’s office, where they had another meeting.
The development is coming on the heels of calls for the removal of the Service Chiefs following the deteriorating security situation in the country.
Olonisakin urged officers and men of the security forces to drop their ego and unnecessary rivalry and work together to secure the country. He also stressed that synergy and effective collaboration between security forces was imperative to succeed in securing the nation against terrorism and insurgency.