Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has expressed worries over the increasing rate of attacks, killings and destruction of property around the country.
Fayemi, who spoke on behalf of Nigerian Governors addressed reporters at the end of the forum’s meeting in Abuja.
He specifically mentioned the recent cases in Imo and Benue States, adding that his colleagues are worried.
The Imo State Correctional centre and the State’s police headquarters in Owerri were recently attacked by unknown gunmen .
“The release of prisoners, and successive acts of violence and insecurity across the country, and the killings of soldiers at Benue.
“The crisis would’ve become worse if states had not been taking the actions they’ve 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 is still a worrisome development for us.
“We feel we’ll need a special review of the entire gamut of the security issues that we’re 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 challenges of security that we’re faced with.”