The presidency on Thursday said President Goodluck Jonathan has aborted his foreign trip to allow him return to Nigeria to deal with the growing security challenges.

A statement sign by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, suggested that President Jonathan was scheduled to travel from South Africa to Namibia on Thursday for a state visit.

The statement reads, “The President is returning to Abuja immediately to personally oversee efforts by national security agencies to contain the fresh challenges to national security which have emerged this week in Borno, Plateau and Nasarawa States.”

The statement said President Jonathan will on arrival, meet with the Chief of Defence Staff, the Service Chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police and heads of national security services to review the security situation in the country.