President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday met behind closed doors with all the security chiefs.
The meeting was meant to review the security situation in the country, especially in the troubled North East.
The service chiefs and the acting Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, met with the President, Vice President Namadi Sambo and relevant ministers at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Emerging from the meeting, none of the attendees spoke with journalists.
The meeting held on a day the leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, appeared in a video debunking claims by the Defence Headquarters that he was killed in battle early September in Kodunga, Borno State.