The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) on Monday declared that last week’s attack of the convoy of the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum by Boko Haram terrorists had exposed the fragility of the country’s security architecture.
The governors also lamented the worsening security situation across the country inspite of efforts by government to contain it, disclosing that its NEC Sub-Committee on Security will be meeting on Tuesday to deliberate on the situation.
Chairman of the forum and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, said in a statement titled: “NGF Expresses Solidarity with Governor Zullum and Borno State,” which he signed and made available to the media, in Abuja gave an indication that the governor will soon engage in a dialogue with President Muhammadu Buhari and the nation’s Security Chiefs to discuss this worrisome and rapidly degenerating situation.”
The NGF however expressed gratitude to God for sparing the life of Governor Zulum, and members of his team in the attack.
“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 epitomises 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.
“On our part, the NEC Sub-Committee on Security will be meeting tomorrow and rising from the resolutions thereof soon dialogue with Mr. President and the nation’s Security Chiefs to discuss this worrisome and rapidly degenerating situation.”
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