Fayemi, Tambuwal, three others visit Niger over Kagara abduction

Ekiti Governor Kayode Fayemi

Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum Kayode Fayemi on Tuesday led four governors to Niger State to meet with Governor Abubakar Bello.

Their visit comes in the wake of the abduction of students and staff of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger and the recent release of 53 passengers abducted from the Niger State Transport Authority (NSTA) vehicle.

Others governors who were part of the visit are Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq (Kwara), Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto).

Fayemi told Niger governor that the visit was to stand in support of the state.

He also called for synergy among security forces to find lasting solutions to the problem, stressing that if it requires dialogue and negotiations, it can be explored.

According to him, the bandits terrorising the north are remnants of Boko Haram who have infiltrated other parts of the country.

On his part, Bello criticised the centralisation of security agencies at the federal level which, according to him, needed to be addressed going forward.