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Vol 44 No 13

Published 27th June 2003


Security blanket

A new security team is emerging to take on rising crime, threats of terrorism and political unrest in the Niger Delta as President Olusegun Obasanjo consolidates power. Here, considerations of effectiveness will trump imperatives of regional balance or political preference. Obasanjo's two key northern security chiefs former Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Aliyu Mohammed Gusau as National Security Advisor and former head of the National Security Organisation Gen. Abdullahi Mohammed as Chief of Staff are likely to stay put for now.

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