Security tension: Buhari holds emergency meeting with northeast governors, service chiefs


The rising crisis of insecurity in the north has continued to generate tension and leadership distrust among northern leaders. This, perhaps, compelled President Muhammadu Buhari to convene an emergency meeting on Monday with Governors from the six northeast states, includingthe service chiefs of the Nigerian Armed Forces and the Inspector General of Police at the State House, Abuja.

The northeast governors and at a recent meeting decried the incessant killings and destruction of property in the region by Boko Haram terrorists, including the attack on Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State at Baga by gunmen.

Meanwhile, Governor Babagana Zulum was at the weekend appointed Chairman of the North East Governors Forum by governors of the six states which include Gombe, Bauchi, Taraba, Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.

The Governors had at their recent meeting demanded the federal government to supply more hardware for the military to strengthen the fight against the Boko Haram terrorists in the northeast.

Details of the meeting were yet to be revealed at the time of this report.