In the wake of the release of three lecturers of University of Maiduguri and 10 police officers’ wives by the Boko Haram, President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned an emergency security meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
11.00am saw the meeting kick off attended by all service chiefs including Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
Some heads of para-military organisations under the ministry were also seen at the venue of the meeting.
According to news outlet PoliticsNGR, the release of three lecturers of the University of Maiduguri and 10 police officers’ wife by the Boko Haram sect on Saturday was a major part of the agenda in the meeting.
It would be recalled that the Department of State Services (DSS) on Saturday briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the negotiated release of the lecturers and police officers’ wives.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, who announced the release in a statement in Abuja, recalled that those released were abducted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists at Magumeri in Borno.
Below are images shared from another aide of the President, Femi Adesina’s Facebook page showing the President and the service chiefs at the meeting.