By Ben Agande, Abuja.
Governors under the aegis of the All Progressive Congress Thursday afternoon shunned the meeting convened by President Goodluck Jonathan to review the escalating security situation in the country.
It would be recalled that the president summoned the meeting following the bomb blast in Nyanya and the abduction of secondary school students in a girl school in Borno.
The enlarged meeting of the National Security Council commenced at about 2:00pm Thursday afternoon and had in attendance governors 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 decision by the APC governors to shun the meeting because of allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday that the APC was responsible for the bomb explosion in Nyanya which killed several people.
The meeting was still on going at the time of this report.