President Goodluck Jonathan is currently presiding over an all-inclusive security meeting with Vice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo, governors from all the leading political parties, security chiefs and religious leaders in attendance.
The meeting which started at about 12.10pm today, is still in session at the Presidential Villa, Abuja as at the time of publishing this report, at 5.30pm.
The National President, Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor and the Sultan of Sokoto, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, who are in attendance, offered the opening prayers before the meeting commenced in a closed door.
State governors in attendance include, Willie Obiano (Anambra), Theodore Orji (Abia), Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara), Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa), Gabriel Suswam (Benue), Martins Elechi (Ebonyi), Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara), Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Kashim Shettima (Borno), Aliyu Wamako (Sokoto), Ramalan Yero (Kaduna ), Garba Umar (Taraba), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Tanko Al-Makura (Nasarawa), Seidu Dakingari (Kebbi), Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom), Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo), Lyel Imoke (Cross River), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe) and Isa Yuguda (Bauchi).
Governors of Jigawa, Imo, Oyo, Rivers, Kano, Ogun, Edo, Plateau and Yobe states were represented by their deputies.
The National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), led the Minister of Defence and heads of the Army, Navy, Airforce, Police, Nigerian Customs Service, Nigerian Immigration Service, Federal Road Safety Corps as well as the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps to the meeting.
Ministers in attendance included those of Interior, Defence, Police Affairs, Foreign, Agriculture, FCT and the Attorney-General of the Federation.