The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has said it would be meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari over the rising insecurity in Nigeria.
The NGF made this known while reacting to the recent attack on Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State by suspected members of Boko Haram.
Suspected members of the Boko Haram insurgent attacked Zulum’s convoy while on his way to Baga town.
In the letter signed by Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti state governor and NGF chairman, the governors said the recent attack shows how vulnerable Nigeria has become.
Fayemi also revealed that its sub-committee in security will meet on Tuesday after which they will dialogue with Buhari and heads of security agencies.
It read: “On behalf of the 36 State Governors of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under the platform of the NGF, I write to express our solidarity with you and the people of Borno State, following the attack last Wednesday, by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect.
“This is one unwarranted attack too many. It epitomizes our collective vulnerability and the fragility of the country’s security architecture.
“Although you emerged from this incident unscathed, we note with regret the injuries sustained by two members of the Civilian Joint Task Force and a Police Officer attached to your convoy and do accordingly pray for their quick recovery.
“Mr. Governor, Forum members are resolutely behind you in your effort to rid Borno State of these dastardly and wicked agents of evil.
“We are appalled by the worsening security situation in the country generally, in spite of all the efforts of the government to end it.”
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