The Northern States Governors’ Forum has urged the Armed Forces to embark on simultaneous operations in its fight against banditry and kidnapping in the region.
The forum has resolved to share plans of all the frontline states, as well as come up with a common decision similar to other regions.
This was contained in a communique signed by the Chairman of the forum, Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong after an emergency meeting held by the forum in Kaduna.
He assured the northern people of the forum’s readiness to work in synergy with the Federal government in finding lasting solutions to the current security challenges in the nation.
According to him, the forum appreciates the ongoing onslaught against banditry, kidnapping and Boko Haram, especially in the Northeast and parts of Northwest and Northcentral States.
The forum encouraged the Armed forces and other security agencies to sustain the tempo to enable the security challenges be permanently addressed in the shortest time.