Buhari directs 7 North-West governors to end banditry and Insecurity
President Muhammadu Buhari has mandated the seven Governors of North-Western Nigeria to end banditry in the Zone.
Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku has disclosed this, in Birnin Kebbi, at the continuation of Fulani stakeholders’ peace, security, and unity meeting, said that the directive by Buhari was to ensure the urgent restoration of normalcy, to achieve peace and security in the region.
While appealing to all Nigerians to be less apprehensive in confronting the enemies of peace and unity, Bagudu said,” they are a negligible few and we should all brace the odds. The issue of ensuring security in the nation is a collective responsibility, as such, all hands must be on deck in this direction”.
Bagudu also reiterated his earlier pledge to lead the rescue efforts of the abducted students and staff of the FGC Birnin Yauri.
He said:” We were not elected only to stay in the office, but to do anything to safeguard lives and properties of all law-abiding citizens. We have to do everything to guarantee peace, unity, and security, even to the extent of sacrificing our lives as ordained by Religious Scriptures.”
According to Bagudu, the Fulani stakeholders meeting was aimed at reviewing the progress made, as well as tackle the challenges, to proffer plausible solutions.
He said his government had set up a steering committee to look into grazing reserves, cattle routes, as well as resolve, lingering contentious issues between farmers and Fulani herdsmen to lasting, achieve peace and security in the state.
” Government is fully aware of issues raised, just as it has already started implementing some of the recommendations raised by the committee.
” No matter the efforts put in by the Government, there has to be the understanding and acceptance of those concerned to have a positive effect on their lives,” he said.
Also speaking, the immediate past Governor of the Kebbi State, Alhaji Saidu Usman Nasamu Dakingari, who is also the Chairman of the Fulani Elites Steering Committee suggested that plausible solutions to the issues unravelled should be proffered during the forthcoming third tranche of the meeting and suggested that the discussions should go beyond just enumerating myriad of problems and challenges faced by the Fulanis, but proffering practical solutions.