President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with Governors of the North East and heads of security agencies at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, six of the North East Governors, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (retd), and the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari are attending the meeting being held behind closed doors.
The North East Governors are led by their Chairman and Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum; Ahmadu Fintri of Adamawa state, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state, Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state, Darius Ishaku of Taraba state and Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state.
The Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, and the Director General, Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi are part of the meeting.
Also in attendance are the Director General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufa’i, the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, and the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyadi.
The meeting which started with the rendition of the national anthem immediately President Buhari arrived the Chamber is expected to focus on the insurgency in the North East and other security challenges facing the region.