- Some northern governors have been accused of being unserious with the issue of insecurity
- The accusation came from Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state on Thursday, February 18
- Bello said with the intervention of his administration, banditry, herdsmen/farmers' clashes, and all sorts of violence have ended in Kogi
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In his opinion, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi believes some Nigerian governors are not serious with frontally dealing with insecurity in their states.
Bello on Thursday, February 18, admitted that in the past, Kogi was a hub of violence by kidnappers, bandits, and terrorists, Punch reports.
He claimed that some governors are yet to prioritise security in their state that is why when ideas are shared on the platform of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) not many results are realised.
The Kogi governor said he does not believe in running to President Muhammadu Buhari whenever there is an issue in his state.
“NGF is a forum for governors to compare review mechanisms but, however, the experience you share in the NGF, it will depend on the priority of each and everyone of us.
“I must say straight away that there are some of us that are more serious on our jobs than the other. I won’t call names, there are some of us who are prioritising our jobs and are doing it very well in our various states and some are simply playing politics and the earlier we stop that, the better. Let’s reduce the burden of Mr President and let’s save the lives of our people."
He, therefore, called on governors in the country to stand up and put a stop to the menace as it is not needed at all.
Meanwhile, the truth as to why bandits kidnapped Kankara boys in Katsina state had been revealed by the gang leader himself, Auwal Daudawa.
Daudawa confessed that the gang launched the attack because Governor Bello Matawalle dared his colleagues. The repentant bandit said Governor Matawalle had vowed that he will never dialogue with criminals, so it was vital for them to shock him with their capacity for violence.
Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for Legit.ng. He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics.