Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently holding an emergency security meeting with service chiefs and governors of some select states.
The governors in attendance are Adamawa’s Jubrilla Bindo, Borno’s Kashim Shettima, and Kaduna’s Nasir El-Rufai.
El-Rufai is battling the current killings in communities in Kajuru Local Government Area, where at least 66 people were reportedly killed recently.
Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday carried out coordinated attacks in different parts of Nigeria’s northeast, specifically targetting military locations.
At least six soldiers and two Boko Haram insurgents were reported to have lost their lives in one of the attacks.
The insurgents carried out these attacks on the day Nigerians were supposed to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections. However, hours before the polls were to start, the electoral body, INEC, postponed it by a week.
Further attacks were reported at a civilian neighbourhood in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, where three Boko Haram suicide bombers and a gunman left seven civilians dead.
The insurgents reportedly staged two coordinated attacks in Borno and Yobe states targetting military posts.
Adamawa State was also not spared, with the latest attacks being the successful killings by the troops of several insurgents and recovering ammunition when they attempted to attack a military formation at Madagali town.
A soldier and a civilian were last week confirmed killed in the Madagali area after Boko Haram terrorists attempted to infiltrate the Nigerian Army base in the community.
The base, occupied by troops of 143 Battalion, 28 Task Force Brigade of the Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole, was recently attacked.
Also in attendance at the presidential briefing are Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha, Minister of Defence Mansur Dan-Ali and Interior Minister Abdulrahman Dambazau, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonishakin, Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Tukur Bruntai, Chief of Air Staff Sadiq Abubakar, Chief of Naval Staff Ekwe Abas and the Inspector-General of Police Muhammad Adamu.
Other are Director General for the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Ahmed Abubakar, DG Department of Security Service Yusuf Magaji Bichi.