President Jonathan meets northeast governors, service chiefs

President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan is meeting with the governors of Borno, Adamawa, Yobe and Kaduna States, at the presidential villa, the News Agency of Nigeria is reporting.

All service chiefs are also in attendance at the meeting.

Details of the discussions are yet unclear, but the focus appears to be the deteriorating security situation in the north east region where extremist group, Boko Haram, has killed and abducted hundreds in recent days.

On Sunday, Boko Haram militants took control of Baga, a town in Borno State, the latest of such seizures.


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