Northern governors to meet over Zaria killings

Shi'ite procession from Kaduna to Zaria

Governors of the 19 northern states under the auspices of the Northern States Governors Forum, have summoned an emergency meeting to discuss recent happenings in the region, particularly the recent fracas between the Nigerian Army and members of Shi’ites group, which led to the deaths of many persons in Zaria, Kaduna State.

The governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, who doubles as chairman of the forum, announced Wednesday night that the 19 governors would be holding an emergency meeting on Saturday in Kaduna.

Mr. Shettima’s spokesperson, Isa Gusau, said the decision to hold the meeting followed consultations between the governors on Wednesday night after reviewing recent developments in parts of northern Nigeria.

He said the northern governors were worried by the situation and hence their resolve to wade into the matter.

“The governors call on citizens and all parties associated with the incident in Zaria to be calm and exercise restraint, assuring that far reaching steps will be taken to guarantee restoration of normalcy in a sustained manner.

“The governors call on citizens to go about their activities peacefully and in obedience to lawful provisions,” Mr. Gusau said.

Mr. Gusau also said governors across the 19 states would at all times take measures that will promote peace and public safety as well as justice and fairness to all citizens in line with constitutional provisions.


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  • Otile

    I don’t know why many Yorubas support Buhari massacres. One day Buhari will spread his claws to Yorubaland and his brainless murderous aboki Usman will slaughter Odua people en masse then we shall see whether the_fools will be rejoicing again.

  • B. Messi

    They would have been screaming Genocide and ICC of it was jonathan.
    Even the two decadent fraudsters @wahala and TundeFART would have led the Premium Times zombie mass choir as usual.

    Death and BLOOD everywhere. The man they helped install has turned out to be Frankistein’s Monster…

  • bikky

    Almighty God did not ask any to disobey constituted authority as this Shitte did, if truly what I watched on YouTube is anything to go by, tolerating this sect will mean breeding another Bokoharam that will begin another agitations in less than two years, one should not hide under religious freedom to disobey constituted authority. Muslim brotherhood should try to orientate their brethren what is expected of them to the authority.

  • Umar Saleh

    This Zaria story is so painful, this story is just one too many that makes me feel sorry i am a Nigerian. I am glad this did not happen under Jonathan, because if it had, it would have resulted in civil war. There is nothing to gain from outright stubbornness and stupidity due to chronic lack of common sense as displayed by the shiites in that video.

    • PlusOne

      Please give the northerners their Arewa – Nigeria is on the wrong track with them at the helm of leadership.