NGF: Attack on Zulum shows no one is safe in Nigeria / Zulum

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has observed that the recent attack on the convoy of Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has demonstrated the vulnerability of Nigerians and the fragility of the country's security structure.

The governor made the headlines recently when suspected members of the Boko Haram group attacked his convoy during a tour to selected communities in the state.

But in a letter addressed to Zulum to show their solidarity, the governors said they will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss how to address the country's rising insecurity.

The letter, signed by Ekiti State governor and chairman of the forum, Kayode Fayemi 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 epitomizes 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.”

The NGF went on to reveal that its sub-committee on security will meet on Tuesday after which they will dialogue with Buhari and heads of security agencies.