The Nigeria Governors’ Forum has visited Plateau State to commiserate with the people and government of the state over the recent killing of their people by suspected herdsmen.
Chairman of the Forum and Zamfara State Governor, Abdul’Azeez Yari, led his colleagues on the condolence visit on Friday.
They were received by Governor Simon Lalong and other senior government officials at the Government House in Jos, the state capital.
Speaking on behalf of the forum, Yari informed the Lalong that members considered the visit necessary to sympathise with the victims and people of the state and to extend their solidarity in the fight against terrorism across the country.
He condemned the killings and hinted the Plateau governor about the plan of the forum to hold a meeting with the security chiefs to come up with a holistic solution to the security challenges in Nigeria. Other governors who visited Plateau are Rochas Okorocha of Imo, Delta’s Ifeanyi Okowa, Aminu Tambuwal from Sokoto and Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa.
The visit was part of the resolutions reached at the five-hour meeting of the forum on Thursday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Among other things, the governors decried the spate of the insecurity in the country and sympathised with Nigerians affected by the herdsmen-farmers crisis one way or the other.
They unanimously called for the prosecution of perpetrators of the attack which claimed scores of lives in Plateau and other states, and resolve to find a quick and common solution to the nation’s security crisis.