President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with service chiefs and the governors of Kaduna, Borno and Adamawa states in a special security meeting.

Service chiefs present at Tuesday's meeting are the Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai; and the Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok Ekwe Ibas and the Chief of Air Staff, Abubakar Sadique.

Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima and Adamawa State governor, Jubrilla Bindow were the governors in the meeting that also includes the acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar, and the Director General of Department for State Service Service (DSS), Yusuf Bichi.

The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno and the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali were also present.

Shettima's convoy was recently attacked by Boko Haram in Borno State despite the government's persistent claim that the terrorist group has been 'technically defeated'.

The terrorist group has also carried out attacks in Adamawa as its 10-year insurgency in the northeast continues to take on worrying dimensions.

El-Rufai also announced last week that 66 people were killed in Kaduna, a result of a communal conflict that's heightened tension in the troubled state.