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Security Meeting Ends, APC Governors Not In Attendance

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan

Kayode Adelowokan

The President’s meeting with security chiefs and PDP governors has ended at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The meeting examined recent security events and developments in the country.

Although, the outcome of the meeting was not made public, those present include the governors of Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Benue, Delta, Abia, Enugu, Anambra and Jigawa states.

Others were the Plateau, Kogi, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Kaduna, Gombe, Katsina and Niger State governors as well as Taraba State’s Acting Governor, and the deputy governors of Bayelsa and Kebbi states.

They were joined by Vice President Namadi Sambo, the Minister of Defence, Lt.-Gen Aliyu Gusau, the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd.), the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, the Service Chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police, the Director-General of the State Security Services and the Director-General Of National Intelligence Agency.

Also present was the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the Minister of Police Affairs, and the Minister for the Interior.

Meanwhile, all governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress shunned the National Security Council meeting.

The governors elected on the platform of the APC, who visited the scene of Monday’s bomb explosion and the victims in the hospitals where they were admitted, boycotted the National Security Council meeting.

They therefore challenged Jonathan and the country’s security chiefs to find a solution to the growing insecurity in the nation.

However, another Security Council meeting would hold next Wednesday with all governors, irrespective of political party expected to attend.


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