BY DEJI OGUNSOLA
Members of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum have called for a special review of the nation’s security challenges for an in-depth understanding of the enormity of the situation.
They made the call at a meeting presided by the Nigerian Governors’ Forum Chairman, Kayode Fayemi, at the State House in Abuja.
While briefing newsmen after the meeting which lasted till about midnight, Governor Fayemi explained that a special review of the security crisis was necessary to further engage the federal authorities at the political and security levels to find a solution to insecurity in the land.
Fayemi further disclosed the rising concerns by the forum, following incidents of attack on correctional and police facilities in Imo State, the killing of soldiers in Benue, and successive acts of violence across the country, among others.
Yabatech radio recalls that at least three police facilities, including the State Command Headquarters, came under attack in Imo in April, while no fewer than 1,800 inmates were released by gunmen at the Owerri Custodial Centre in the state capital.