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Obasanjo, Babangida, Abdusalami in secret meeting in Minna

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Three former Nigerian leaders, Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar on Monday met behind closed doors in Minna, the capital of Niger State.

Sources said the meeting, which was held at the hilltop residence of Mr Babangida, lasted for about two hours.

Before the arrival of Mr Obasanjo, Mr Abubakar was already in IBB’s house waiting, LEADERSHIP newspaper has reported.

On arrival, Niger State governor, Abubakar Bello, received Mr Obasanjo at Minna airport and took him to IBB home at hill top without official retinue.

Sources disclosed that the governor led Obasanjo to the inner chamber where the duo of IBB and Abubakar were waiting.

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It was learnt that after the usual pleasantries, even the closest domestic and security staff in the house were excused from the inner chamber at the time the meeting went into closed door.

It was also gathered that the Niger State governor who initially received Obasanjo later left the three elder statesmen.

The former leaders met for over two hours before Obasanjo left the state at about 6pm.

Details of the meeting were still not known at the time of writing this report, but a source close to one of the former leaders told our correspondent that the former leaders may have discussed some crucial national issues.

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