Insecurity: Northern governors meet, take strong measures

Insecurity: Northern governors meet, take strong measures

- Members of the Northern Governors Forum have met over the rising security challenges in the north

- Among other things, the northern governors set up relevant committees to address the challenges

- The governors also resolved to engage local vigilantes, hunters, and community watch groups to address the challenges

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Following the rising security crisis in the northern part of Nigeria, the governors in the zone have convened an emergency meeting to find lasting solutions.

The governors under the aegis of the Northern Governors Forum held a virtual meeting on Thursday, June 18, to review the situation in the region.

Legit.ng gathers that the meeting was presided over by Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, who is the chairman of the forum.

The governors, among other measures, set up a committee to foster synergy with relevant security agencies to address the challenges.

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Insecurity: Northern governors meet, take strong measures
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The governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, was appointed as the chairman of the committee while his counterparts in Zamfara and Gombe were named members.

The forum also set up a committee to consult with traditional, religious and community leaders in the region.

The governors also agreed to engage local vigilantes, hunters, and community watch groups to address the challenges.

They also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his efforts to deal with the security situation in the country and the region.

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Meanwhile, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), has revealed key issues discussed between President Muhammadu Buhari and service chiefs on Thursday, June 18.

Speaking with State House correspondents in Abuja after the crucial meeting, Monguno said that President Buhari commended the service chiefs for the efforts to curb violent crimes in the country, but added that they have to do much more.

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The NSA said that the president expressed displeasure over the lack of synergy among security forces.

In another report, the mind-blowing rate of killings and violent crimes in Nigeria has moved the United State's government to send a message to President Buhari.

With a tone of regret and deep worry, the US sent a message to the federal government to brace up and do more in the war against terrorism.

The foreign government recalled that many Nigerians have lost their lives to communal clashes, Boko Haram attacks and banditry especially in the northern region of Nigeria.

The US described the activities of the culprits as "senseless and  brazen killings of civilians  in northern Nigeria."

In a statement, the government said: "The United States calls on the government of Nigeria to do more to strengthen ongoing efforts to address this violence, hold those responsible accountable,  and protect  civilians.”

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