Estimated Reading Time: 1
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) says the recent attack on the convoy of Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, shows how vulnerable Nigeria has become.
In a letter of solidarity to the governor, the forum said it will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari over the rising insecurity in the nation.
NewsWireNGR recalls that suspected members of the Boko Haram insurgent group attacked Zulum’s convoywhen he was touring some communities in the state.
In the letter signed by Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti state governor and NGF chairman, the governors said the attack on Zulum shows the fragile nature of Nigeria’s security architecture.
The letter 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 government to end it.”
- Nominations list for the 14th Headies Award is out, Check out the complete Nominations list
- Murder: Court upholds death sentence for Maryam Sanda
- Canadian Government supports Nigeria to strengthen security at the borders
- By-Election: Police in Lagos announce restriction of movement from 6am – 6pm in affected areas
- Arik Air sacks 300 staff members, claims economic hardship
- Patrick Vieira has been sacked as coach of Nice
- Just In: Appeal court sacks Senator Ifeanyi Araraume as Imo North APC candidate
- #EndSARS: Nigerian Police withdraws petition to end ongoing judicial panel
- CAN condemns Zabarmari massacre, calls it ‘satanic’
- Just in: Court remands Maina at Kuje Correction centre