8th March, 2012
Governors of the 19 northern states in Nigeria under the aegis of Northern Governors Forum ,NGF are meeting today to discuss how put an end to the pernicious activities of the Boko Haram sect.
For the first time after several months of silence on the Boko Haram , the governors have come out openly to speak on the sect that has created an atmosphere of insecurity in the region
Chairman of the Northern governors forum and Niger state governor, Babangida Aliyu who spoke at opening session of meeting held at Hassan Katsina State House,
emphasised the need for the governors do something now before the situation gets out of hand .
Aliyu noted, ” since after the civil war, the north is facing the greatest challenge of our lives in terms of security of lives and properties”.
However, while the governors believe they could find a way out of stemming the Boko Haram insurgence in the north, there are fears the talks would end up to one of those empty talks without action.
Though the meeting is still on going as the time of filing this report, there are indications that the governors again might shy away from taking blame for the insecurity in the region over the years.
The sect has been responsible for a spate of bombings and killings across the North, with police stations, army formations, churches and recently schools, the targets. Over 1000 people have been killed by the sect in last three months.