President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over an Emergency National Security Meeting at the State House.
The meeting, which started at 10 am, has in attendance Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, and Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.
Others are the Ministers of Defence, retired Major-General Bashir Magashi, Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyema and the National Security Adviser, retired Major General Babagana Monguno.
The rest are the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, Chief of Army Staff; Major General Farouk Yahaya, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amoo, and the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba.
Also present are the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufa’i, the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, and other presidential aides.
The meeting is expected to review the current security situation in the country, and adopt new strategies to stabilise the trend.