The 36 state governors say they will ask President Muhammadu Buhari to sack security chiefs if they cannot stop the current wave of killings in the country.
But the governors first want to interface with the security chiefs to let them “understand where we are and how this thing (killings) is depleting the relationship among the citizens”.
NGF chairman, Abdulaziz Yari on Friday said in Jos, the Plateau State capital that the security chiefs must keep going or “else, we have no option than to ask the President to relieve them,” of their responsibility.
Yari, governor of Zamfara State spoke when he led a delegation of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) to Jos to commiserate with Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau on the recent murder of 86 people in parts of the state by herdsmen.
*Yari said:“We want to come together as a family to fight this menace because the killers are everywhere. How can we watch these evil people killing our people?*
“We encourage Mr. President that whoever is found wanton in these killings should be brought to book.
“In my state, I said I will step down as chief security officer because the situation was so tight for me over the killings and incessant attacks on my people.
The Zamfara governor said the NGF would not relent in ensuring that the security agencies are up and doing.
“They (security chiefs) should do their jobs perfectly or else, we have no option than to ask the President to relieve them, that’s the only point.”
The NGF Chairman said Zamfara alone experienced 115 attacks between March 1st and June 1st, 2018, which he said claimed the lives of 435 persons.
He donated an undisclosed amount of money to the state to help alleviate the plight of the injured persons and those displaced.