The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the president had on Jan. 8, met behind closed doors with Kyari, who declined comment on the outcome of the meeting.

NAN reports that the agenda of today’s meeting was unknown as at the time of filing this report.

NAN reports that the Jan. 8 meeting came amidst the escalating tension between the United States and Iran following the killing of an Iranian commander last week and the subsequent retaliatory attacks on military bases housing American troops in Iraq.