President holds security meeting with Nigerian Governors' Forum

President holds security meeting with Nigerian Governors' Forum

- President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, August 11, held another meeting with members of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF)

- According to reports, the meeting is mostly virtual as most of the participating governors are linking via video call

- The meeting comes a day after the president held a meeting with governors from the northeast region of the country

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In view of the security challenges in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, August 11, held another meeting with members of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the security council at the state house in Abuja.

According to The Nation newspaper, the meeting is mostly virtual as most of the participating governors are linked via video call.

President Buhari holds crucial security meeting with Nigerian governors forum

President Buhari has held a security meeting with Nigerian governors. Photo Credit: Femi Adesina
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Some of the governors who reportedly joined via video call include, Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa state, Babagana Zulum of Borno state, David Umahi of Ebonyi and Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

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The meeting comes a day after the president held a meeting with governors from the northeast region of the country.

Legit.ng recalls that northeast governors in Nigeria on Monday, August 10, told President Buhari that Boko Haram insurgents are recruiting more members in the region.

The governors disclosed this at a closed-door meeting with President Buhari alongside Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and the heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa, The Cable reports.

Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, addressing journalists a week after his convoy was attacked by insurgents said the leaders of the region highlighted key security challenges in the area.

Zulum who also serves as the Chairman of the North East Governors’ Forum (NEGF) said the governors recommended that the police be empowered with adequate equipment to bridge the existing gap in manpower and reduce insurgency.

The northeast governors, went on to ask the federal government to address the causes of insurgency in their region, adding that access to farmlands is one of the major sources.

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In another report, a security expert, Terrence Kuanum, has said that an end to insurgency in the northeast region of Nigeria is near. Kuanum while commending the recently launched Strategic War Room by the chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai, and his counterpart in the air force, Abubakar Sadique, said the initiative will end all acts of terrorism in Nigeria.

Speaking in Abuja on Saturday, August 8, Kuanum said recent development within the armed forces of Nigeria is of strategic importance to the ongoing war against insurgency and banditry.

He said the war room collaboration among the service chiefs, if sustained, would wipe out terrorists in the region.

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