Niger governor urges Jonathan to sit up, tackle growing insecurity

Ex-Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu of Niger state

Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu of Niger state has stated that the spates of bombings in the country could scare away foreign direct investments into the country and also affect the attainment of vision 20: 2020 if drastic actions are not taken.

The governor spoke through a press statement signed by his spkesperson, Danladi Ndayebo, in response to the bomb explosion that occurred at St Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla in which over 20 people are believed to
have died.

“The current spate of terrorism if not checked will among other things, affect Nigeria’s quest for Direct Foreign Investment and ultimately thwart the attainment of Vision 20: 2020,” Mr. Aliyu said.

The governor also used the opportunity to call on President Goodluck Jonathan to convene a national security summit to find lasting solutions to the spate of bombings bedeviling the country.
He also said the time has come for goverment to sit with all stakeholders and find out what the grievances of the perpetrators were and to proffer lasting solutions to the problem.

“The issue of security should not be left to government alone. My thinking is that government alone cannot stop the activities of terrorists which have left hundreds of innocent Nigerians either dead or wounded,” he said.

The governor also said he was deeply pained by the fact that the bombers chose a holy day to perpetrate their dastardly act and pledged that the state government would pay the medical bills of victims of the attack.

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