It has been reported that All Progressive Congress (APC) Governors have decided to boycott the meeting convened by President Goodluck Jonathan to review the security situation in the country.
According to Vanguard newspapers, the enlarged meeting of the National Security Council commenced at about 2:00pm Thursday afternoon and the following governors were in attendance: Gabriel Suswan (Benue), Martin Elechi (Ebonyi), Ramalan Yero (Kaduna), Isa Yuguda(Bauchi), Theodore Orji (Abia), Ibrahim Dankwanbo (Gombe), Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom), Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Willie Obiano (Anambra), Idris Wada (Kogi), Ibrahim Shema (Katsina), Jonah Jang (Plateau), Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta), Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Sullivan Chime (Enugu), Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Acting Governor (Taraba) Deputy Governor of Bayelsa, Rear Admiral John Jonah and Deputy Governor of Kebbi.
Others in attendance include the Defence Minister, General Aliyu Gusau; Director-General of State Security Service (SSS), Ita Ekpeyong; Minister of Interior, Abba Moro; Chief of Defence Staff and Service Chiefs; Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar; National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim.
It was gathered that the APC governors decided to boycott the meeting because of allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday that the APC was responsible for the Abuja bomb explosion in Nyanya which killed several people.
The meeting was still on going at the time of this report.