Northern governors, traditional rulers hold security meeting in Kaduna

Northern governors, traditional rulers hold security meeting in Kaduna

- Top politicians from the northern region have converged in Kaduna state for a security meeting

- Some officials present at the meeting included governors in some northern states

- Members of the National Assembly also reportedly took part in the discussion

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Governors from the northern region along with some top government officials held a meeting in Kaduna state on Tuesday, November 2.

According to The Tribune, top on the agenda of the meeting was the security challenge in the region that trailed the EndSARS protest.

Northern governors, traditional rulers hold security meeting in Kaduna
The meeting is aimed at resolving the security challenges in the northern region. Photo credits: Nigerian Tribune
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The newspaper stated that some northern traditional rulers led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, were also invited for the discussion.

It was gathered that selected members of the Senate and House of representatives who were present at the meeting include, the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan; deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Idris Wase among others.

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The governors said to be in attendance include those of Gombe, Nasarawa, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kaduna, Zamfara, Niger as well as the deputy governors of Katsina, Kogi state.

Also, the chief of Staff to the president, Ibrahim Gambari, and the minister of information, Lai Mohammed, as well as the Minister of FCT, Mohammad Musa Bello also reportedly attended the discussion.

In another report, the Lagos state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to resign over his handling of the insecurity situation in the state following the EndSARS protest.

According to Vanguard, the PDP in a statement by its spokesperson, Taofik Gani on Sunday, November 1, said the governor seemed to have been overwhelmed by the current challenges facing the state.

However, the Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted PDP’s call for Sanwo-Olu’s resignation. The APC described the call by the PDP on Sanwo-Olu to resign as unwarranted.

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