All Northerners Told To Be Ready To Live In Peace Before The 2022 Rainy Season, As Buhari’s Federal Government Moves To Wipe Out All Bandits

The Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, NGF, and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has assured the people of the Northern region, that the President Muhammadu Buhari Federal Government through the Security Forces is working towards returning complete peace to the region before the raining season, Page 36 learnt.

Governor Lalong said this in Abuja, after his meeting with the President, at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa.

His exact words: “Well, in terms of security, some of the issues we raised with the President last year, we are already beginning to see progress. You will recall that we mentioned that we are very eager to see the use of the Tucano jets, so that we can have massive engagement with all the bandits.

“Part of it was also the status of some of these bandits around, and you can see that already the Federal Government has described them as terrorists, the Military is now going to do full engagement. These were some of the issues that were raised in our communique in Kaduna.

“So, we are already beginning to see and we are also getting prepared in the North for such action, that is what we are expecting. Let us do massive action that will ensure that within the first quarter of this year, people will have hope that we are going to live peacefully in all the parts of the North, because we Are expecting these actions before the next rainy season.

“These are some of the issues that we are meeting and preparing for.

“The last part of it is the engagement of Traditional Rulers. Of course, we have sent a Bill to the National Assembly on the role of Traditional Rulers, and we are hoping that we will pursue that on behalf of Northern Governors, to ensure that this Bill gets through, so that Traditional Rulers will also complement the efforts of the government in addressing insecurity in their various States.”

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