Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Simon Lalong of Plateau State, met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Friday, and announced that the northern region is seeking for an encompassing strategy to complement the Federal Government’s efforts at tackling insecurity.
Lalong’s visit to the Presidential Villa followed renewed killings in Plateau State, in which 13 persons were killed on Monday by suspected cattle rustlers.
Speaking to journalists after the parley, the Plateau State governor explained that each of the 19 Northern States was already trying to key into the community policing proposed by the Federal Government.
Just two days earlier, South-West States launched Amotekun to complement the work of security agencies in fighting different aspects of insecurity.
According to Lalong, although security may vary from North to South, “but in the north we are trying to look for comprehensive ways that will help augment what the federal government is doing in respect to insecurity.
”The situation in the south might not be the same with the north but in the north we are also looking at some ways that will also address these issues. So we have gone ahead to set up committees, those committees have done their work and we are going to meet to address these issues once and for all,” he noted.
On the situation on Plateau, Governor Lalong said that all of the things had stopped as the state was not witnessing cattle rustling again.
“I knew what I did. We were not witnessing kidnapping again even without the law in my state. But this attempt just happened and it has reawakened me to something else. That is why I am going back to look at another window in respect to cattle rustling.“