President Muhammadu Buhari and some northern state governors are currently meeting in Abuja over security challenges facing the region.
The meeting which started this afternoon is taking holding behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa.
Some of the governors in attendance include; Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) Simon Lalong (Plateau); Yahaya Bello (Kogi); Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna); Aminu Bello Masari (Katsina); and Kashim Shettima (Borno).
Others are Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara) Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi); Abubakar Bello (Niger); and Muhammad Abubakar (Jigawa).
Bandits and kidnappers have lately attacked many villages in the states, the worst hit being Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, and Sokoto.