Insecurity: Some Northern States , Republic Of Niger Hold Security Meeting In Katsina
By Muhammad Jalal
As part of measures to tackle insecurity in the region , one Day Multilateral Security meeting has been held in Katsina.
States that participated in meeting which included Katsina , Sokoto Kebbi, Zamfara and Maradi Region of Republic Niger.
Declaring the meeting open, the Governor of Maradi Region of Republic of Niger, Chuaibou Abobacar said that insecurity in most parts Nigeria including Niger Republic was worrisome, adding that the two affected countries were in trouble to terrorists activities.
“On his part, the Governor of Katsina state, Aminu Bello Masari said that the level of insecurity rocking Katsina state had become alarming”.
He said that his administration had been taking several measures towards addressing the issue.
According to him, the administration promoted the concept of alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism as provided by the state Multi – Door court process for the enhancement and the establishment of join operations and information- sharing platform.
In his welcome addressing , the Special Adviser to Katsina state Governor on Security Matters, Ibrahim Ahmad Katsina commended the initiatives of the Governors operating in the frontline region which he said was part of their efforts towards containing the myriad of security challenges facing not only in Nigeria and Niger Republic but also the entire west African sub- region.
He further said that the insecurity confronting the region had become a multinational phenomenon, stressing that it required multi- dimensional approaches and strategies to curtail the urgly trends.”
Also speaking , the zamfara state Governor, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Senator Hassan Muhammad Nasiha noted that the affected states had been bedeviled by security challenges.
He said that socio economic growth of the societies had been affected, stressing that the state had undertaken peace and reconciliation process and even enacted laws to punish unrepentant criminals that failed to surrender their arms”.
He thanked the convener of the meeting, the Katsina state Governor for initiating the meeting and expressed his state’s readiness to implement the resolution reached.
” On his part, the Kebbi State Governor, represented by the Deputy Governor , Col. Samaila Yamba (Rtd ) expressed concern on insecurity facing his people , adding that there was need for synergy among security agencies to guarantee victory over criminals”
Earlier, the Head of Katsina State Civil Service, Usman Idrish Tune in his vote of thanks lauded the Katsina state Governor for hosting the meeting.
He also thanked all the security agencies in the state, S A Security and all the traditional rulers and stakeholders.
Highpoint of the meeting was the adoption of a communique which was presented .