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Jonathan orders probe Kano bomb blast, meets with security chiefs

By The Rainbow
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President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the nation's security agencies to carry out a thorough investigation to unravel perpetrators of the bomb blast that rocked the Sabon Gari area of Kano metropolis on Sunday night.

Presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, disclosed this on Monday hours after the President met with Defence and Service Chiefs and heads of other security agencies at the State House, Abuja.

Abati said on his tweeter handle: 'President Jonathan today (Monday) ordered thorough investigations and security chiefs to act quickly.

'President Jonathan calls on Nigerians to remain united against the al Qaeda of West Africa, alias Boko Haram and all enemies of the state'.

President Goodluck Jonathan held a meeting on Monday with security chiefs and heads of security agencies at the presidential villa, Abuja.

The meeting is coming after Saturday's regional security meeting on Boko Haram hosted by French President Francois Hollande at Elysee Palace, Paris, France.

At the meeting, West African leaders discussed needed collaboration in the fight against the Boko Haram sect that has been terrorising villages in Nigeria's north east.

Details of the security meeting were not known and the Security Chiefs also did not speak with journalists at the end of the meeting.

It is believed thatĀ apart from reviewing the security situation in the country, they may also have touched ongoing efforts to rescue the over 200 secondary schoolgirls abducted in Chibok, Borno State, over a month ago.

The Nigerian government had requested for international community's support in rescuing the abducted girls and tackling the Boko Haram insurgency.