FG Charged to Step Up In Combating Security Challenges

The federal government has been asked by the governors of the 19 northern states to step up efforts to combat the threats of banditry, kidnapping, terrorism, and other associated security issues plaguing the area.

The governors stated that they are cooperating to guarantee a comprehensive investigation into the tragic accidental military airstrike in Tundun Biri, Kaduna State, with the goal of compensating the victims and implementing corrective measures to prevent a recurrence in the future. The governors are operating under the auspices of the Northern Governors Forum.

The forum’s chairman and governor of Gombe State, Inuwa Yahaya, stated in his opening remarks at the governors’ meeting in Kaduna on Friday that security issues have had a significant impact on the socioeconomic well-being of the people living in the North.

Governor Yahaya praised the Federal Government for their renewed efforts in combating insecurity, but emphasized that more work is still needed to eliminate the threat posed by terrorism, banditry, abduction, and intercommunal violence in the north.

In his speech, Governor Uba Sani, expressed the need for a strategic agenda that centers the aspirations of the people in the North and is based on a fundamental ideal.

Governor Sani further emphasized that in order to coordinate their combined efforts to address insecurity in the area, the governor’s forum must create a unified strategy and operational plan. This would involve setting up a command and control center.

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