School Children Kidnapping: Collective Efforts Needed To Defeat Bandits —Fayemi

Olabode Adaramola
Chairman,  Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Ekiti State Governor,  Dr. Kayode  Fayemi,  has said that for Nigeria to defeat terrorism there is the need for collective efforts by every well meaning individuals and patriotic citizens.
He stated this on Tuesday  in Minna,Niger State capital,  when he led a delegation of members of the forum to commisserate with Niger State Governor,  Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello over the abduction of students, staff and the relations of the staff of Government Science College,  Kagara and that of passengers of Niger State Transport Authority by armed  bandits .
Dr. Kayode Fayemi,  who maintained that terrorism can only be defeated collectively by all and sundary, also cautioned leaders ànd citizens alike from engaging in blame game but consider the challenges as time for action.
He said the entire 36  states Governors have resolved  to work as a team to deal with the security crisis bedeviling the country.
Dr. Kayode Fayemi, said if dialogue remain the option in resolving current security challenges confronting the country, that they will be left with no option than to embrace it apart from kinetic and non kinetic approach.
Responding, Niger State Governor,  Alhaji  Abubakar Sani Bello who described the visit as a morale booster also advised governments at all levels to take action immediately to halt further kidnapping in schools.
The Governor however  gave an assurance  that the abducted students of Government Science College Kagara would soon be released.
Those in the entourage include Governors of Sokoto and  forum’s Vice Chairman, Rt. Hon.  Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Plateau State Governor, Barr Simon Bako Lalong,  Nasarawa state Governor,Engineer Abdullahi Sule and Kwara State Governor,  Barr Abdulrahman Abdulrazak.

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