The Nigerian Senate held a behind closed doors meeting with the Service Chiefs on Wednesday, February 3, 2016.
Details of the closed doors meeting, which lasted several hours and was presided over by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, remains unknown, however, Punch Newspaper reports that the parley bothered on the prevailing security issues in the country especially in the North East.
It was gathered that after the meeting, none of the attendees granted interview to pressmen, but after much pressure the Senate Leader, Ali Ndume spoke on the issues discussed.
He said, “We have been briefed properly but these are security issues we cannot really disclose any of it.
“Unlike before, the Senate was not abreast or updated on the efforts they are making: now we have very full, honest, open and transparent discussion on the activities.
“This is a security meeting that we just had, it will be wrong for me to disclose the details.
“We are satisfied because we have never had this kind of briefing before, we are part of it now, we know what is the problem, we know what are the challenges.”
The Service Chiefs present were Chief of Defence Staff Maj. Gen. Abayomi Olonishakin; Chief of Army Staff Maj. Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff Rear Adm. Ibok-Ete Ibas; and Chief of Air Staff, AVM. Sadique Abubakar.