By Henry Umoru


ABUJA— GOVERNORS of the 19 Northern states under the aegis, of the Northern Governors Forum, held a closed door emergency meeting yesterday to discuss, among others, the disturbing insecurity situation in the region.

The meeting came on the heels of the meeting between the Vice President, Namadi Sambo and governors from the North-West which also held earlier yesterday with the issue of insecurity as the major subject of discussion.

A source at the meetings told Vanguard that the northern governors were particularly concerned with the killing of two foreign workers in the country last Thursday.

British Chris McManus and Italian Franco Lamolinara were shot in the head by their captors in a failed attempt by Nigerian soldiers and members of the Special Boat Service (SBS) from Britain to rescue them.

Both men were kidnapped in May last year in Kebbi State and taken to Sokoto.

Also, the latest attack on a Church in Jos was a matter of concern to the governors.

It was further gathered that the meeting was in furtherance to the late January meeting between the vice president and the governors where it was agreed that the governors should go all out to ensure that there is peace in the Northern part of the country.

The Asokoro meeting, the source said, also took a second look at its demand for more share from the federation account amongst other issues.


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