- The attack on Governor Ortom of Benue state has been described as worrisome
- According to Governor Ganduje of Kano, new strategies need to be developed to combat insecurity in the country
- Meanwhile, the governor declared that Kano is safe given the fact that his administration has spent money on security
The attack on Samuel Ortom of Benue has not gone well with Nigerian governors, according to his counterpart from Kano, Abdullahi Ganduje.
He disclosed this on Monday, March 22, after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to him, the rising spate of insecurity in the country is unfortunate, The Cable reports.
“Not only governors being attacked, anybody who is attacked in Nigeria, one should be worried because life is life. Certainly, we’re worried because a governor is supposed to have some security with him, let alone of an ordinary man who has no security.
“So you can see how serious the situation is. It’s unfortunate, but we believe will come over it.”
Going further, the governor spoke on the security of Kano state. According to him, his government invested massively in security and as a result of this, Kano is the most peaceful state in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Governor Nyesom Wike accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of playing politics with the issue of insecurity throughout Nigeria.
The Rivers governor claimed that this is why banditry and violence, especially in the north, has come to stay.
He went on to state that if the government had fought the menace then, things will not be as bad as they are now.
In a related development, Lucky Irabor, chief of defence staff, gave Nigerians the assurance that peace would soon be restored across the country.
The defence chief disclosed this after he was decorated by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, March 5.
He said the nation will soon be liberated from insecurity. Irabor who was promoted to a four-star general added that people cannot continue to live in fear in Nigeria.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.