Former Borno state governor, Ali Modu Sheriff on Monday, October 20, 2014 held a closed door meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan at the presidential Villa, Abuja, according to a report by Punch.
The meeting comes on the heels of a reported ceasefire brokered between the federal government and insurgent group, Boko Haram, a group previously linked to the erstwhile governor by Australian negotiator, Stephen Davies as a chief sponsor.
Emerging from the meeting, Sheriff refused to comment when quizzed about the outcome of the meeting by state house correspondents, after which he joined former military administrator of Borno and Lagos states, Buba Marwa in the office of President Jonathan’s chief of staff, Jones Arogbofa.
Marwa had met with the President before moving to Arogbofa’s office.
According to unconfirmed reports, the reason for the meeting may not be unrelated with the ceasefire agreement and other moves directed towards achieving lasting peace to the troubled North Eastern part of the country.