News - April 26, 2021

Attack on Uzodinma: NGF wants perpetrators identified, punished

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Friday urged thae government to mobilize all available security forces to ensure the perprtarors of the attack on Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, were fished out and punished.
The country home of the governor was recently attacked and set ablaze during which two security personnel deployed to the place were killed.
Although a combined team of security operatives from the Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Army and Department of State Service (DSS) were to have killed the leader of Anambra militia said to have been behind the attack, the NGF said his collaborators must be identified and made to face the law.
In a solidarity message issued by its  Chairman, Kayode Fayemi, the NGF sais it deeply sympathised with fovernor and commiserated with all those that have been injured, maimed or killed.
The message reads:
“The Nigeria Governors’ Forum deeply sympathises with Governor Hope Uzodinma and commiserates with all those that have been injured, maimed or killed.
“The Forum calls on all good citizens to cooperate with the nation’s security forces and the government in trying to build a civil, safe and secure environment for our citizens.
“For those behind these crimes, they must understand that they do not have the monopoly of violence. This is taking criminality to reckless and irresponsible heights.
“All hands must be on deck to fish out the perpetrators of this dastardly act as in our view, they constitute a small league of persons trying to harm the corporate existence of our beloved country, Nigeria.
“The mantra for every Nigerian at such a challenging time in our history must be how to forge peace and unity across the nation’s divides and to shun violence and wanton destruction.
“Only then can we have a country to call our own”

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