North­ern govs flay fresh vi­o­lence in Nasarawa

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Aliyu M. Ha­m­agam, Minna

The North­ern States Gov­er­nors Fo­rum (NSGF) yes­ter­day ex­pressed sad­ness at the re­ported killing of 59 per­sons in a fresh cri­sis be­tween Eg­gon and Gwan­dara eth­nic groups in Nasarawa State, urg­ing the war­ring groups to im­me­di­ately stop fur­ther at­tacks.

Chair­man of the fo­rum and Gover­nor of Niger State, Dr. Mu’azu Ba­bangida Aliyu, ex­pressed the fo­rum’s con­do­lences to the fam­i­lies of the vic­tims and urged law en­force­ment agents to find proac­tive ways of fore­stalling fur­ther oc­cur­rence.

Gover­nor Aliyu in a state­ment called on se­cu­rity agencies to en­sure that the per­pe­tra­tors are caught and brought to jus­tice in or­der to pre­vent a re­oc­cur­rence, stress­ing that a sit­u­a­tion where people are killed at will is un­ac­cept­able.

The fo­rum con­demned the spate of vi­o­lence in the re­gion and called on all stake­hold­ers to be part of the process of find­ing last­ing so­lu­tions to the prob­lem of in­se­cu­rity in the North. It said it is work­ing with the federal govern­ment on the fight against ter­ror­ism. The fo­rum prayed God to grant the souls of the de­ceased eter­nal rest and mem­bers of their fam­i­lies the for­ti­tude to bear the losses.

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