Northern Govs Express Shock At Wukari Attacks
The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) has stated that the reported killing of 25 persons in Ndo-Yaku village in Wukari local government area of Taraba State on Tuesday was regrettable even as it expressed shock at the spate of violence in southern part of the state.
Chairman of the forum and governor of Niger State, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, made the position of the forum known yesterday in Minna while expressing its deepest condolences to the government and people of Taraba State as well as the families of the victims.
In a statement signed by Governor Aliyu’s chief press secretary, Danladi Ndayebo, the forum lamented the fact that Tuesday’s attack took place despite increased presence of security personnel called in from neighbouring North Eastern states to help halt the attacks.
The forum repeated its call for vigilance, emphasising that the issue of security should not be left to security agents alone.
The statement urged security agencies not to be discouraged by the activities of terrorists, just as it tasked them to do more to build on the successes recorded so far in the war against terror.
The governors prayed God to grant the souls of the deceased eternal rest and members of their families the fortitude to bear the loss.