#EndSARS: Buhari, in a ‘crucial meeting’ with former Nigerian presidents
President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with former Nigerian presidents on Friday morning.
The meeting started at 10:00 a.m. with Mr. Buhari presiding from the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, a pool report said.
Former leaders who joined via a video conference include Yakubu Gowon, Olusegun Obasanjo, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Goodluck Jonathan and Ernest Shonekan.
Pool report said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, cabinet secretary Boss Mustapha, chief of staff Ibrahim Gambari and NSA Babagana Monguno are physically at the meeting with the president.
Gabriel Olanisakin, Mohammed Adamu, Yusuf Bichi and Ahmed Rufai are amongst security chiefs at the meeting.
The restricted meeting comes as the president moves to find a solution to the country’s security challenges arising from the #EndSARS campaign.
On Thursday night, the president addressed the nation after persistent demand from Nigerians.
Although Mr. Monguno told Nigerians critical decisions would be taken during the announcement, the president failed to mention the deployment of soldiers against protesters in Lagos that sparked additional crises of looting, vandalism and killing.