President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday met behind closed doors with some northern governors and heads security agencies at the Presidential Villa.
It was gathered that the meeting was called by the President to deliberate of strategies to solve the challenges of insecurity in some parts of the North.
A source told Daily Trust that the meeting was in connection to the security situation in the states whose governors were in attendance.
“It was all about finding a sustainable solution to the security situation in those northern states. If you observed, the problems facing all the states represented are almost uniform; banditry and terrorism. So it’s something like a central situation room thing”, the source said.
Those at the meeting include: Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, his counterparts from Kaduna, Nasir El-Rufai, Kano, Abdullahi Ganduje, Sokoto, Aminu Tambuwal, Niger, Sani Bello, Jigawa, Abubakar Badaru, Borno, Umara Zulum, Kebbi, Atiku Bagudu and Bello Matawalle of Zamfara.
Others include the Minister of Defense, Maj. Gen. Bashir Magashi (rtd), the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd); the Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor; the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao; the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman; the Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Yusuf Bichi; and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.