The Northern governors are meeting in Kaduna State now over the alarming spate of kidnapping, armed robbery and banditry in some Northern state; Kaduna, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara States and other parts of the Northeastern Nigeria.
At the venue of the meeting are, the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, those of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, Katsina State’s Aminu Masari, Plateau State’s Simon Lalong, Benue State Deputy Governor, Benson Abonu.
As of the time of this report, other governors were yet to arrive at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House, venue of the meeting.
The meeting is expected to deliberate extensively on the prevailing and disturbing insecurity in the region, the high rate the number of out-of-school children, agriculture and so on.
Also, a source hinted our correspondence that; “A new chairman of the Forum may likely emerge today since the current chairman is leaving for the Senate in the 9th National Assembly,”.
More details later…