President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over a Security Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
In attendance at the meeting are the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Service Chiefs led by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas and the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.
Also present are the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, the Director General of National, Department of State Services, DSS, Yusuf Bichi, the Director General, National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ahmed Rufa’i, and the Directorate of Military Intelligence.
The Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, and the National Security Adviser, NSA, Babagana Monguno are also attending the security meeting.
Some of the Ministers attending the meeting are the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi and the Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada.
Some security experts are expected to make presentations at the meeting.
Last week, the governor of Borno State, Babagana Umar Zulum, was attacked on his way to Baga by suspected Boko Haram terrorists which prompted him to allege sabotage in the war on terror in the country.
Governors of the 36 states under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, had cried out over the deteriorating security situation in the country pledging to meet with President Buhari and the service chiefs on the matter.