Former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso villa.
President Buhari received Jonathan who arrived at the Villa about 03:00 pm and they went into a closed-door meeting.
The meeting might be unconnected to his work as Special Envoy of the Economic Community of West African States where he is leading mediation talks even as Mali remains under military rule following the August 2020 coup that ousted President Ibrahim Keita.
Jonathan, who is also part of the West African Elders Forum, was in The Gambia three weeks ago to curtail election-related crises, as Gambians voted in the country’s December 4, 2021, presidential election.
In another news, four soldiers have been killed and a dozen more seriously injured when their patrol was ambushed by a suspected armed group in western Mali, the army said in a statement.
The attack occurred late in the afternoon on Wednesday near the town of Nara, about 30km (19 miles) south of the border with Mauritania.