- An emergency meeting has been summoned by Nigerian governors
- The meeting is over the rising cases of insecurity in the country
- According to a source, the meeting will be held on Wednesday
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As insecurity continues to grow in Nigeria, governors of the 36 states of the federation have summoned an emergency meeting.
The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 5 is to discuss the rising wave of insecurity across the states.
This Day reports that the meeting will be preparatory to their proposed meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari any time soon.
“The level of insecurity in the country is real. This is not partisan politics,” a governor was quoted to have said.
Going further, the governor was said to have explained that “whatever decision taken would be in national interest.”
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that Buhari and Yemi Osinbajo have held a meeting with security chiefs over the worsening security situation in the country.
Other senior officials who attended the meeting include the chief of staff to the president, Ibrahim Gambari, the national security adviser, Babagana Monguno and some ministers.
The heads of the army, navy, air force, police, state security service, and directorate of military intelligence are also reported to have been present during the meeting which reportedly held at the council chamber of the presidential villa, Abuja.
The meeting is coming a day after Nigerian governors complained about the worsening security situation in the country.
Legit.ng recalled that the governors, whose reaction came on the heels of an attack on the convoy of Governor Babangana Zulum of Borno state by suspected Boko Haram members in Baga, called for all hands to be on deck to tackle the insecurity problem in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has vowed that the current onslaught on criminal elements in the state will be sustained until they are crushed completely.
The governor gave the reassurance on Friday, July 31 while speaking to journalists at the Eid ground in Agasa, Okene local government area of the state.
According to the governor, he will lead security agents in the coming days to smoke out criminals from their hideouts.
Governor Bello said his administration would not rest on its oars until all criminal elements operating along the Lokoja-Abuja as well as Okene-Lokoja highways are crushed and eliminated.
In another report, amid the spate of killing and bandit attacks on communities in the northwest region of Nigeria, Senator Shehu Sani has called for protection for traditional rulers.
Sani, a former lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th Senate, said this while reacting to recent attacks in Kaduna, Zamfara and Borno which left many people dead and properties ruined.
Speaking via a tweet on his official Twitter handle on Saturday, August 1, the outspoken former lawmaker lamented the rise in attacks and posited that traditional rulers have also become targets just like their subjects.
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