President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday evening met behind closed doors with former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The meeting which was held inside the official residence of the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, came barely 24 hours after the former President returned to the country.


A Presidency source who pleaded anonymity told our correspondent on Friday that the meeting which was described as “private” held at about 9pm.

The meeting is believed to have centred on the renewed violence in the Niger Delta being perpetrated by a group called the Niger Delta Avengers.

“Indeed, the two leaders met. The meeting was a private one. I believe it has to do with the militants’ attacks in the Niger Delta. The former President must have offered useful suggestions and assistance on the way out,” a source said.