The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) on Monday expressed solidarity with Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum over the attack on his convoy by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday.
The NGF, in a statement by its Chairman, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, also decried the worsening security situation across the country.
In the statement signed in Abuja by Fayemi titled: “NGF Expresses Solidarity with Governor Zullum and Borno State,” he expressed gratitude to God for sparing the life of the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, and members of his team who were attacked by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno last week.
The statement read: “On behalf of the 36 State Governors of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under the platform of the NGF, I write to express our solidarity with you and the people of Borno State, following the attack last Wednesday, by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect.
“This is one unwarranted attack too many. It epitomises our collective vulnerability and the fragility of the country’s security architecture.
“Although you emerged from this incident unscathed, we note with regret the injuries sustained by two members of the Civilian Joint Task Force and a Police Officer attached to your convoy and do accordingly pray for their quick recovery.
“Mr. Governor, Forum members are resolutely behind you in your effort to rid Borno State of these dastardly and wicked agents of evil.
“We are appalled by the worsening security situation in the country generally, in-spite of all the efforts of government to end it.
“On our part, the NEC Sub-Committee on Security will be meeting tomorrow and rising from the resolutions thereof soon dialogue with Mr. President and the nation’s Security Chiefs to discuss this worrisome and rapidly degenerating situation.”
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