The president will be briefed on the current security situation in the country by the service chief.
The meeting commenced at about 10am Nigerian time. The security meeting may not be unconnected with the renewed attacks by the Boko Haram terrorist group in the Northeast, particularly in Borno and Yobe state.
The tenure of the service chiefs which is expected to lapse at the end of December 2019, may also be a subject of discussion at the meeting.
SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING UPDATE
The Nigerian military will in the first quarter of 2020, withdraw from some troubled areas to enable the Nigeria police perform its constitutional responsibility.
The withdrawal by the military will be done only after an assessment has been carried out on the situation on the ground.
Addressing state house correspondents at the end of the security council meeting at the presidential villa on Monday, Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas said only areas that can be manned by the civil authority will be left for the police.
The Naval chief explained that the Military will in the second quarter of 2020 take delivery of some hardware that would boost its fighting capacity in the fight against insurgency.
He noted that the security council meeting appraised the security situation in 2019, adding that President Muhammadu Buhari directed all security agencies to perform better in 2020.