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Northern Governors Call for Increased Federal Efforts Against Security Challenges 


Governors from the 19 Northern states collectively known as the Northern Governors Forum, at a crucial meeting in Kaduna on Friday, called upon the Federal Government to enhance its endeavors in addressing the escalating issues of banditry, kidnapping, terrorism, and other persistent security concerns affecting the region.

The governors emphasized the severe impact of these challenges on the socio-economic well-being of the Northern population.

Chairing the meeting, Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State expressed gratitude for the Federal Government’s renewed commitment to combating insecurity in the region but underscored the need for more comprehensive measures to bring an end to the persistent threats of banditry, kidnapping, communal clashes, and terrorism.

A focal point of concern during the meeting was the accidental military airstrike in Tundun Biri, Kaduna State. Governor Yahaya conveyed the collective determination of the governors to ensure a thorough investigation into the tragic incident.

The forum aims to provide compensation to the victims and institute corrective measures to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.

Governor Uba Sani, echoing the sentiments of his counterparts, emphasized the necessity of a strategic development agenda for the North. He advocated for an approach that places the people at the core of their aspirations, seeking a holistic and sustainable solution to the challenges facing the region.

Governor Sani further proposed the establishment of a command and control center by the Northern Governors Forum, aiming to develop a common strategy and operational plan.

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This center would facilitate the coordination of joint efforts among the states to combat insecurity effectively.

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