GOVS LAMENT WORSENING INSECURITY

Written by on December 23, 2020

GOVERNORS OF THE 36 STATES UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE NIGERIA GOVERNORS’ FORUM (NGF) HAVE EXPRESSED WORRIES OVER THE DETERIORATING SECURITY CHALLENGES BEDEVILING THE COUNTRY, PARTICULARLY IN THE NORTH-WEST.

TO STEM THE TIDE, THEY HAVE, HOWEVER, COMMITTED THEMSELVES TO UPPING THE ANTE IN THE WAR AGAINST BANDITS, KIDNAPPERS AND OTHER CRIMINALS.

NGF CHAIRMAN AND EKITI STATE GOVERNOR, DR. KAYODE FAYEMI, TOLD JOURNALISTS IN KATSINA THAT THEY WERE CONCERNED THAT KILLINGS, KIDNAPPING AND OTHER NEFARIOUS ACTIVITIES HAVE BECOME A DAILY OCCURRENCE IN THE COUNTRY.

FAYEMI, WHO WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE GOVERNOR OF KEBBI STATE,  ABUBAKAR BAGUDU AND THE GOVERNOR OF SOKOTO STATE, AMINU WAZIRI TAMBUWAL, WERE IN KATSINA STATE ON A SOLIDARITY VISIT TO THE GOVERNOR, HON. AMINU BELLO MASARI, OVER THE KIDNAPPING OF 344 PUPILS OF GOVERNMENT SCIENCE SECONDARY SCHOOL, KANKARA, ON DECEMBER 11. THE PUPILS WERE, HOWEVER, RESCUED ABOUT A WEEK LATER.

EARLIER, THE GOVERNORS HAD HELD A CLOSED-DOOR MEETING WITH MASARI.

THE NGF DELEGATION ALSO VISITED THE ZAMFARA STATE GOVERNOR, BELLO MATAWALLE, EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR HIS ANTI-BANDITRY CAMPAIGN IN THE NORTH-WEST.


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