- NGF has expressed worry over the incessant kidnapping and banditry in Nigeria
- This was disclosed on Tuesday, December 22, by the NGF chairman, Kayode Fayemi
- Fayemi said that though the governors are frustrated, they would continue to do their best to save the lives and property of the people
Following the spate of killings and kidnappings across the country, the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) has declared that the issue is getting out of hand.
The Sun reports that the governors said they are all tired and frustrated about the incessant killings in the country.
Legit.ng gathered that the Ekiti state governor, who is also chairman of the forum, Kayode Fayemi, spoke in Katsina when he led a delegation on a solidarity visit to Governor Aminu Bello Masari over the recent rescue of 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara.
“We’re all tired, we’re all frustrated. However, we as governors, are deeply concerned about the security situation in the northwest and the entire country and these things happen almost on daily basis.
"We are all tired, we are all frustrated that these issues are happening but with concerted efforts on our part as governors and commitment of the federal government and professional conduct of our security services and our social investment programmes intensified, we shall see the end of this criminality, this brigandage.
"We will work together and return our country to the path of peace, development progress and prosperity. We want to thank the president for working closely with the government of Katsina State to ensure that the kids were released from the forest of Zamfara State, with the assistance of all the key players involved.”
Fayemi noted that the causes of insecurity may not be unconnected with the disparity in social inequality and the poverty level in the country.
“For us at the NGF, we are going to be tough on the criminals and, tough on banditry, kidnappings, and criminality generally. But we also have to be tough on the causes of this problem, social inequality and poverty are key issues."
Despite the Kankara abduction, suspected bandits reportedly kidnapped 17 residents of Katsina state including the Mai Angwa, the village head, Kabir Mohammed on Monday, December 21.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that no fewer than 10 kidnapped victims were rescued from the clutches of bandits by the troops of Operation Hadarin Daji at Yenyewa village in Zamfara following a tip-off.
It was reported that the coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday, December 22, in Abuja.
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