Govs Meet Over Attacks On Security Formations In Imo, Benue

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has expressed worry over recent attacks on security formations in Imo, Benue States and other parts of the country.

NGF Chairman and Eiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi while briefing newsmen at the end of the forum’s meeting on Wednesday night in Abuja said:

“NGF members are particularly worried following what happened in Imo state, the attacks on the correctional facility and the police command headquarters.

“The release of prisoners, and successive acts of violence and insecurity across the country, and the killings of soldiers at Benue State.

“The forum has expressed its worry that it is time for us to revisit comprehensively, the nature and depth of this security crisis.

“The crisis would have gotten worse if states had not been taking the actions they have been taking individually and collectively.

“It is the steps taken at the state level that have managed to reduce the depths and the enormity of the security challenges. Nonetheless, it’s still a worrisome development for us

“We feel we will need a special review of the entire gamut of the security issues that we are dealing with.

“We need to further engage the federal authorities both at the political level and federal authorities at the security level, in order to deal with this multifaceted challenge of security that we’re faced.”

Fayemi said that the governors also reviewed the economy as well as Executive Order No 10 of 2020 and related matters.

He said that the forum took its positions on issues regarding the Order 10 and financial autonomy for the judiciary and legislature.

Fayemi, who did not disclosed the resolutions, said that the NGF committees would meet with representatives of the judiciary and legislature on Thursday to present those resolutions directly to them.