Daily Trust (Abuja)

13 July 2012

West Africa: National Council of State Meets Over Insecurity

The National Council of State yesterday met for over three hours to deliberate on deteriorating security situation in parts of the country and neighbouring West African states such as Mali.

Though there was no official briefing after the meeting, Daily Trust gathered that the National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki briefed the council on the security situation in the country especially the recent attacks on Plateau State.

The NSA also briefed the council on situations in Mali where rebel groups have seized the northern part of the country and the implication of the development to Nigeria's internal security.

The meeting was attended by Nigeria's former leaders Shehu Shagari, Abdulsalami Abubakar and Chief Ernest Shonekan.

Former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida, Muhammadu Buhari were absent from the meeting.

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