By Ismaila Chafe
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja met behind closed doors with some governors of northwestern and north-central states suffering from the threat of banditry, kidnappings and other violent crimes.
Governors concerned included Aminu Tambuwal from Sokoto, Atiku Bagudu from Kebbi, Bello Matawale from Zamfara, Nasiru El-Rufai from Kaduna, Simon Lalong from Plateau, Sani Bello from Niger and Abdullahi Sule from Nasarawa.
Lalong, who spoke to State House correspondents on behalf of his colleagues at the end of the meeting, said they had deliberated on the issue of insecurity in their respective states.
He said: “The meeting is about some of the common features of the insecurity we have in our states.
“You will recall that in many states some of the insecurity cases are very similar.
“So in us here we have a lot that are similar – we brought them together to see how we can solve these problems and we felt that we had to meet with the President on this as well. ”
The governor assured Nigerians that there would be light at the end of the tunnel, as the president pledged to find a lasting solution to security problems across the country.
The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that some states in the north of the country are grappling with security challenges such as banditry, kidnappings and clashes between farmers and herders, among others. (NOPE)
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