The current problem of insecurity in the country especially the Jos crisis at the weekend which reportedly claimed over 100 lives was top of the issues discussed.
Senator Gyang Dantong and the Majority Leader of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Gyang Fulani, were killed on Sunday in the renewed violence.
The meeting lasted over three hours.
At the end of the meeting, the security chiefs shun reporters who had waited eagerly to find out the outcome of the meeting and possibly the decisions reached on states like Niger, Plateau, Yobe and Borno where government had declared state of emergency since last year.
The security chiefs turned down questions from reporters.
The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin, referred journalists to the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).
Dasuki came out about ten minutes after the security chiefs have left and when approached referred journalists back to Petinrin for comment.
“Is that what the CDS said (that I am the one to talk)? Ok. I am now saying go back to the CDS.”
When told that the CDS had left the State House, Dasuki kept mum.
When asked on the latest on the Jos killings, the NSA responded, “Is that what happened? No, that was not what happened!”
He forced his way through the barrage of Journalists who tried to get information from him on some of the things that transpired at the meeting, entered his waiting car and zoomed off.
The meeting was attended by – Dasuki, Petinrin, Minister of State, Defence, Mrs. Olusola Obada; Minister of Police Affairs, Caleb Olubolade; Minister of Interior, Mr. Abba Moro; acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Muhammed Abubakar and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika.
The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral Ola Ibrahim; Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Mohammed Umar; and the Director-General, State Security Service, Mr. Ita Ekpenyong, were also in attendance.
SOURCE:: The Nation