President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over a security meeting at the state house in Abuja.
The meeting, taking place at the First Lady Conference room, has Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in attendance.
Others in attendance are Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff; Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff; Awwal Zubairu, chief of naval staff; Ishiaka Amoo, chief of air staff, and Usman Alkali, acting inspector-general of police (IGP).
Also present at the meeting are Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF); Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff to the president; Bashir Magashi, minister of defence; Babagana Monguno, national security adviser.
While the purpose of the meeting is not immediately clear, it may not be unconnected to the worsening insecurity in the country.
There have been several calls asking Buhari to seek external help in curbing the crisis.