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APC Governors Shun National Security Council Meeting

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Governors of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Thursday shunned the meeting of the National Security Council .

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan had summoned members of the National Security Council to a meeting at the Presidential Villa against the background of recent events and developments in the country.

The enlarged meeting of the National Security Council involving all the governors of the 36 states of the federation commenced at about 2:00pm.

But reports from the Villa shows no opposition governors of the APC was sighted at the meeting holding at the first lady conference room at the presidential villa, Abuja.

States like Nasarawa, Yobe and Borno states, all of the opposition APC have been experiencing widespread violence ranging from the Fulani Militias to the dreaded Boko Haram sect, killing, burning houses and kidnapping schoolgirls.

Members of the National Security Council and the state governors at the meeting are to review the security situation in the country as well as ongoing national security measures and operations with a view to determining the best way forward.

Those expected at the meeting include 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.

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