El-Rufai, Four Other Governors Move Against Kamuku Forest

El-Rufai, Four Other Governors Move Against Kamuku Forest


By Alex Uangbaoje 

As part of measures  in ensuring that Kaduna citizens and four others in its environs enjoys lasting and sustainable peace, the Kaduna State government is working in collaboration with its neighbouring Zamfara, Katsina, Kebbi and Niger States to design a collective approach to common security challenges in the forest ranges that strides their respective States. ‎

‎Governors of the five states bordering the dangerous  Kamuku Forest, where series of criminal activities have been taken place for years have moved to prevent what they fear might breed future Boko Haram.

The five Governors of Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, Zamfara and Kebbi met in Kaduna on Saturday to brainstorm on ways of addressing the security threats posed by the forest.

Even though, the resolution of the meeting was not disclosed after the meeting which was held behind closed doors in the Kaduna State Government House‎, the host Governor Nasir El-Rufai told newsmen that, their discussion was mainly about security of their states.

According El-Rufai, “the forest which is in the middle of Kaduna, Niger, Katsina, Kabbi and Zamfara has been of serious security concern. So, we need to address it because that forest is capable of breeding future Boko Haram.
“So, we have just met to brainstorm with a view to fashioning out a coordinated approach in tackling the security challenges in our states. This is has become necessary to avoid spill over.
“We met with security chiefs in charge of our respective states so that, we can as quickly as possible bring an end to the loss of lives, cattle rustling and loss of property”, El-Rufai said.

‎He however disclosed that, the five states governors have the full support of the federal government in their move to secure the states. Saying “Kaduna State has briefed and updated the president on the security challenges, and the president has pledged FG support for the comprehensive security plan.‎”‎

‎Earlier, in a Town Hall meeting organised for zone 2 area of the State held at the state house, Kaduna. El-Rufai ‎said there was need to tackle the issue of the forest linking the four states which poses a lot of security threats to lives and properties of citizen around the area.‎

he said the security comm‎ittee set up by the state government “chaired by General Martin Agwai, is working to identify the causes of conflict and insecurity in Southern Kaduna and thereafter recommend ways of tackling the problem.”‎


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