Pic.29. From left: Governors Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State; Abdullaziz Yari of Zamfara State; Aminu Masari of Katsina State; Kashim Shettima of Borno State; and Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, at the closing ceremony of 19 Northern Governors Meeting in Kaduna on Friday (28/7/17). 03886/28/7/2017/Suleiman Shuaibu/JAU/NAN

Northern state governors have told President Muhammadu Buhari that banditry in some states in the region is gradually advancing into insurgency.

The governors met the president at the State House, Abuja over the rising insecurity in the north.

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katisna state, who briefed journalists, said they met the President based on a resolution of the Northern State Governors’ Forum at a meeting in Kaduna ten before.

On Magajin Garin Daura, who was abducted twenty days ago, Masari said the police have made some progress but for obvious reasons, they cannot disclose all what they have done for security reasons but work is going on.

Buhari told the governors that he will not let the nation down and assured that he will look into recommendations by the governors. He also expressed interest in getting reports from governors who have difficult relationships with security heads in their states.