President Muhammadu Buhari is currently holding a meeting with heads of security and some ministers at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The meeting, which is being held behind-closed doors, is as a result of the recommendations by the council of state over the security challenge in the country.
Also in attendance are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari; and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd.).
Among the ministers at the meeting are those of Defence, Bashir Magashi; Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; and Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo; and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao are also in attendance. The Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor was represented.
Also present are the Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Yusuf Bichi; Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.