Governors take kidnapping, killings concern to Buhari

0
84
Advertisement

Governors take kidnapping, killings concern to Buhari

••President orders Special Military Operation

AdvertisementJumia Anniversary live

••53 bodies recovered in Zamfara community

••Traditional ruler, three others killed in Benue

••Two nurses abducted from Kaduna hospital

With insecurity boiling over in the country, North’s governors cried out on Thursday and took their concern to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.

On Wednesday, bandits killed an estimated 83 people in multiple attacks in three local government areas of Zamfara State.

On Presidential order, a Special Military Operation was launched at 8:30 am yesterday from Mare Local Government to rid Zamfara of the “frequent and horrifying” activities of bandits, according to a statement by Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu.

The governors were led by chairman of the Northern Governors Forum Simeon Lalong (Plateau). With him were Governors Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna), Mai Mala Buni (Yobe), Abubakar Bello (Niger) and Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa).

The Governors took turns to narrate their experiences, individual efforts at finding lasting solutions and their expectations from the Federal Government.

Lalong said: “This meeting is in respect of some of the common features of insecurity that we have within our states. You will recall that many of the states have some very similar situations.

“So, we put them together and see how to address some of those issues and we felt that we must also meet with Mr. President on them.

He declined to give details of the meeting’s outcome “because these are about security. But the take away is that the meeting was very fruitful and we are also very committed and we have seen a lot of commitment, so we are waiting for implementation. Mr. President has given us that assurance”.

President Muhammadu Buhari again directed security agents to take the battle to the rampaging bandits in Zamfara.

The President warned that “such wanton disregard for life will be brought to an end sooner than later.”

President Buhari charged the military, security and intelligence agencies to do what is required to halt the activities of criminals against defenceless Nigerians.

“The violence against poor villagers who are struggling with poverty and other severe economic challenges is not going to be tolerated by this administration,” the President warned.

Latest Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspapers, Politics
Governors take kidnapping, killings concern to Buhari
April 23, 2021
Governors take kidnapping, killings concern to Buhari
FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInWhatsAppEmail

By Bisi Oladele, Segun Showunmi, Ibadan; AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna; Uja Emmanuel, Makurdi; Sani Muhammad, Gusau; Frank Ikpefan, Nicholas Kalu and Gbade Ogunwale, Abuja
President orders Special Military Operation
53 bodies recovered in Zamfara community
Traditional ruler, three others killed in Benue
Two nurses abducted from Kaduna hospital
With insecurity boiling over in the country, North’s governors cried out on Thursday and took their concern to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.

On Wednesday, bandits killed an estimated 83 people in multiple attacks in three local government areas of Zamfara State.

On Presidential order, a Special Military Operation was launched at 8:30 am yesterday from Mare Local Government to rid Zamfara of the “frequent and horrifying” activities of bandits, according to a statement by Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu.

The governors were led by chairman of the Northern Governors Forum Simeon Lalong (Plateau). With him were Governors Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna), Mai Mala Buni (Yobe), Abubakar Bello (Niger) and Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa).

The Governors took turns to narrate their experiences, individual efforts at finding lasting solutions and their expectations from the Federal Government.

Lalong said: “This meeting is in respect of some of the common features of insecurity that we have within our states. You will recall that many of the states have some very similar situations.

“So, we put them together and see how to address some of those issues and we felt that we must also meet with Mr. President on them.

He declined to give details of the meeting’s outcome “because these are about security. But the take away is that the meeting was very fruitful and we are also very committed and we have seen a lot of commitment, so we are waiting for implementation. Mr. President has given us that assurance”.

President Muhammadu Buhari again directed security agents to take the battle to the rampaging bandits in Zamfara.

The President warned that “such wanton disregard for life will be brought to an end sooner than later.”

President Buhari charged the military, security and intelligence agencies to do what is required to halt the activities of criminals against defenceless Nigerians.

“The violence against poor villagers who are struggling with poverty and other severe economic challenges is not going to be tolerated by this administration,” the President warned.

He ordered security forces to “redouble your efforts in bringing an end to this mindless violence against innocent people.

“Let’s not give these criminals any opportunity to succeed by taking the war to their own camps and stop them in their tracks before they even have the time to respond under our massive fire power”, he said.

He added: “This insane and persistent violence against innocent people must stop”, adding that “these criminals should stop pushing their luck too far by believing that the government lacks the capacity to crush them.”

President Buhari reassured the people of Zamfara State that, “despite the latest set back in our efforts to protect our citizens, there will be no compromise in our determination to defeat these enemies of humanity.”

Advertisement
Entrepreneur
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments