Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have told President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to end issues of kidnapping, banditry, terrorism, and general insecurity affecting Nigeria.
The PDP Governors disagreed with the APC-led federal government that those involved in such activities are engaged in business ventures.
They, therefore, submitted that the current administration must show the political will to end insecurity in the country using military equipment, traditional means, and technology.
The governors made their minds known in a communique issued at the end of their meeting in Bauchi State.
The communiqué reads partly: “On security of lives and properties, in addition to our earlier recommendations, it is time to bring the activities of bandits, kidnappers, and terrorists to an end, through increased use of military equipment, traditional means of conflict resolution and technology for surveillance and the development of the political will to flush them out.
“Kidnapping, banditry, and terrorism are not business ventures as claimed by APC but heinous State Crimes, that is destroying the Nigerian economy, the educational and social future of our children and causing significant social upheavals in society, the PDP Governors admonished.”
Newspot understands Governors present at the meeting were: Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia); Ahmadu Fintiri (Adamawa); Udom Emmanuel, (Akwa Ibom); Duoye Diri (Bayelsa); Samuel Ortom (Benue).
Others were: Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta); Godwin Obaseki (Edo); Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu); Seyi Makinde( Oyo); Nyesom Wike( Rivers) and Zamfara Deputy Governor Mahdi Aliyu.
Meanwhile, the suspended chairman of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, PCACC, Muhuyi Magaji Rimin Gado, is currently in police custody.
It was gathered that the suspended chairman of the commission was invited by the police over the alleged forgery of a medical report.
Recall that the state assembly recommended Gado’s arrest over an alleged forged medical report that his lawyer presented to the house.
The state assembly had summoned him but his lawyer had presented a report that he could not honour the summons because he was ill.