- Nigerian governors have lamented over the deteriorating state of insecurity in the country
- This was made known on Tuesday, May 11, by the state leaders during a crucial meeting in Asaba, Delta state
- The southern governors have called on President Buhari to address Nigerians on insecurity
President Muhammadu Buhari’s handling of Nigeria's worsening security situation has been criticised by 17 southern governors including seven from the All Progressives Congress (APC).
In the meeting attended personally by fifteen governors while others were represented by their deputies, the state leaders expressed serious concerns about the rising insecurity.
In communique issued after the meeting, they strongly urged the Nigerian leader to address Nigerians on the challenges of insecurity in order to restore the confidence of the people, BBC Pidgin reports.
The approval of APC governors to the resolutions taken at the meeting took many by surprise as they are not usually vocal about faulting Buhari’s administration, unlike their Benue and Rivers states counterparts.
According to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu none of his counterparts on the ruling party's platform opposed the resolutions, adding that were all collectively agreed upon by the governors.
This development is coming more than a week after the chairman, House of Representatives committee on the army, Honourable Abdulrazak Namdas lamented about the deteriorating state of insecurity.
According to the APC lawmaker from Adamawa state, things are getting worse. Namdas made the comment while featuring on a Channels Television political programme on Wednesday, April 28.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari approved new security measures for the southeast and south-south regions of the country in what seems like an attempt to check the escalating attacks on police formations in the zones.
Buhari made the decision following eleven days of security meetings at the presidential villa, Abuja which ended on Tuesday, May 11.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, informed journalists about the new security measures in the regions. He, however, declined to give details about the tactics.