President Buhari, Northern Governors Meet Over Insecurity
The meeting bordered on increasing insecurity in the northern parts of the country.
Speaking with State House correspondents, Katsina State Governor said that they came to brief the President on the increasing insecurity in the North.
He said they came to see the President based on a resolution of the Northern state governors forum at a meeting held in Kaduna 10 days ago.
According to him, the increasing banditry and kidnapping in the North West and North Central is gradually becoming more threatening like the insurgency in the North East.
He called for urgent and decisive action against the insecurity in the area.
He said, “The issue that brought us to the President is about the rising insecurity in the north west, north central and north east. North east is known for Boko Haram insurgency but of recent what was known to be cattle rustling in North West and some parts of north central has turned out to be something different from what we had before.
“So, this concern made us to come and brief the president so that urgent action would be taken in order to curb this deadly menace of banditry which is gradually graduating into insurgency.
“You know the north west with a vast forest area going to north central and then even going out of Nigeria.
“So we need to act quickly and decisively so that it doesn’t turn into something else like what we had in the northeast,” he said.
According to him, the President has given his full commitment that something seriously will be done in order to make sure that the menace is curbed.
The governor said they made suggestions to the president on the way forward but that, “It’s not for public consumption “
On Magajin Gari Daura who was abducted 26 days ago, he said “I think the police are working serious and they have made some progress but for obvious reasons, they cannot disclose all what they have done for security reasons but work is going on.”
The governors at the meeting included Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state, Kashim Shetima of Borno, Yahaya Bello of Kogi, Simon Lalong of Plateau, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi and Sani Bello of Niger State.
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