President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday held what was called a ‘special consultation’ with the service chiefs behind closed-doors but National Security Adviser, Mr Babagana Monguno was absent.
The meeting was attended by Chief of Defence Staff, Mr Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Mr Tukur Buratai; Chief of Air Staff, Mr Sadique Abubakar; and Chief of Naval Staff, Mr Ibok Ekwe Ibas.
Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, also attended the meeting.
Monguno did not attend the meeting because he had travelled out of the country to represent Mr Buhari at Munich Security Summit.
The NSA, expected to return to the country today (Tuesday) via London, had, in a leaked memo, alleged that undue interference of Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari, on matters of national security had slowed down meaningful gains that Buhari had sought to achieve.
In the leaked memo to the service chiefs, Monguno directed them (service chiefs) to desist from taking further directives from Kyari.