The meeting called by President Goodluck Jonathan on the state of insecurity in Nigeria has taken off in Aso Rock villa, Abuja. It is a crucial meeting expected to discuss the way out of the current security crisis in the country.
The meeting was called following the spate of attacks by the dreaded Boko Haram sect, the Islamist organisation that has launched a campaign of violence on Nigeria since 2009.
The meeting has in attendance Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar 111, the Sultan of Sokoto , who is also leader of the Muslim community in the country, and Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN. State governors are also in attendance. At the time of filling this report , however, only Raji Fashola, governor of Lagos state had not arrived the venue of the meeting. Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state sent his deputy.