Gen. Lucky Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Usman Baba, Inspector-General of Police; and other service chiefs are now meeting behind closed doors at the Force headquarters in Abuja.
The present strategic discussion is part of the attempt by security forces chiefs to rescue passengers from an Abuja-Kaduna bound train who were seized precisely one month ago.
According to a confidential source, pressure has been applied to the security forces to release the hostages prior to Eid-el-Fitr or without the approval of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
The source stated that the conference would also discuss the election’s strategic preparations in light of the Department of State Service’s (DSS) recent warning that terrorists are plotting to bomb religious centres and public places.
“What I do know is that the chiefs are gathering to discuss the release of victims of the Kaduna train incident. I’m referring to terrorists’ hostages. Security for the next general elections is also likely to be discussed,” the insider added.
Our journalist on the scene saw a mild bottleneck on a route heading from Asokoro to the Federal Secretariat.
According to Shauntv News, the militants revealed images of their 62 prisoners on Wednesday, including 17 males, as well as women and children.