Insecurity: Nigerian Governors in Closed-Door Meeting With Acting IGP
- The acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, received the governors of Ekiti and Kebbi state
- The meeting between the governors and police boss is believed to be part of efforts to tackle the security challenges
- The insecurity situation in the country has reached another level with Boko Haram, bandits intensifying their attacks in the north
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As insecurity continues to affect the country, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state and his Kebbi counterpart, Abubakar Bagudu, met with the acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, at the Force Headquarters.
Fayemi who also serves as the chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum made this known via a tweet on his official Twitter page on Thursday, April 29.
Even though the full details of the meeting are still sketchy, it is believed to be centred on the need to find ways of partnering with the police in tackling the security challenges confronting the country.
The Ekiti state governor on his part explained that they had talks on how the state governments can better collaborate with the Nigerian police to address the security challenges in the country.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the British minister for Africa, James Duddridge, described Nigeria’s security situation as massively complex, stressing that no partnership would resolve the multiplicity of the country’s problems, whether it is Boko Haram insurgency or a number of other issues.
Duddridge made the comments while responding to questions from journalists attached to Nigeria's ministry of foreign affairs.
In a related development, Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari reacted to the House of Representatives asking President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on security.
Masari maintained that declaring a state of emergency will not address the nation’s rising insecurity, adding that it will overstretch the efforts of security agencies.
He made the disclosure while speaking to State House correspondents on Thursday, April 29, after meeting with Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff, at the presidential villa.