Southern and Middle Belts Leaders turn down Security Summit with Former Head of State

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The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has turned down an invitation to attend a security roundtable organized by a former military head of state, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, scheduled for Minna, Niger State.

The roundtable slated for July 29 and 30 is expected to have in attendance heads of security forces and other notable Nigerians.

But the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum, comprising of Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Pan-Niger Delta Forum and the Middle Belt Forum, said it would not be part of the event because the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria was invited to the meeting.

The regional leader said this in a statement co-signed by Edwin Clark, Ayo Adebanjo, Nnia Nwodo and Dr Bitus Pogu in Abuja on Sunday.

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