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Buhari meets northern governors over insecurity

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met in a closed door with some state governors from the Northern part of the country.

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The governors, led by Chairman of Northern Governors Forum, and Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong, were joined by the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Others on the delegation were governors of Kebbi, Atiku Bagudu; Kaduna, Nasir El-Rufai; Yobe Mai Mala Buni, Niger, Abubakar Bello, and Nasarawa, Abdullahi Sule.

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Speaking to newsmen on the purpose, Lalong said: “This meeting is in respect of some of the common features of insecurity that we have within our states. You’ll recall that many of the states have some of the insecurities that are very similar. So we put them together and see how to address some of those issues. And we felt that we must also meet Mr. President about it since it’s about the insecurity.”

The Governor declined to disclose the takeaway. But said the meeting “was very fruitful and we are also very committed, and we have seen a lot of commitment, so we are waiting for implementation.

“The assurance I will give you is that based on this meeting, we will also wait to see the commitment, and Mr. President has given us that assurance.”

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