There was an explosion in Kano on Sunday.
The Northern States Governors Forum, NSGF, on Monday called on security agencies working to contain the activities of the dreaded Boko Haram sect to scale up surveillance in the north.
The Chairman of the forum and Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, made the call in Minna, and said “security agencies must re-strategise their operations to end the senseless killing of innocent citizens.’’
Mr. Aliyu was reacting to Sunday’s explosion which killed several persons in Sabon Gari in Kano city.
The governor’s call is contained in a statement by the Secretary to the Government of Niger State, Saidu Kpaki.
Mr. Aliyu appealed to terrorists to give peace a chance, saying that visiting violence on Kano after months of respite was a big blow to efforts toward peace.
He urged the perpetrators of the violence to lay down their arms while cautioning security agencies against complacency.
Mr. Aliyu commiserated with the families of those killed or injured during the blast and called on all security agencies to double their efforts in the discharge of their responsibilities.
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