Shi ite/Army clash: Northern governors hold emergency meeting

Governor Kashim Shettima
Governor Kashim Shettima Photo: VOA Hausa

Northern governors on Saturday held an emergency meeting in Kaduna to evolve measures to resolve the crisis between members of the Shiite (Islamic movement) and the Nigerian Army.

The meeting, convened under the auspices of the Northern Governors’ Forum, was chaired by the chairman of the forum, Governor Kassim Shettima of Borno.

Addressing his colleagues, Mr. Shettima said the meeting was convened to ensure that the crisis did not escalate to other states in the North as was the case with Boko Haram.

“We are here in connection with the recent happening in Zaria. We do not want to commit the mistakes that happened in the case of Boko Haram.”

“Kaduna is to the North what Lagos is to the South-West.

“We are here to discuss on security measures that needed to be taken to address the issue,” he said.

Mr. Shettima gave the assurance that the governors would come up with solution to resolve the crisis.

The meeting later went into close-door session. A communiqué is expected to be issued at end of the meeting. (NAN)


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  • emmanuel

    Those who conspired to hand Nigeria over to Islamist, including the man at the Redemption Camp and his burdillon friend who refused to heed the warnings of Pastor Bosun Emmanuel are in for what the Jihadist have in stock for them.
    We have only just begun!
    Has Nigeria been handed to men of reprobate minds, the days will tell it.

    • Elias

      You are a lunatic going by your way of reasoning. A well informed and sensible person would not make such a shallow-minded comments towards a democratic society. Jona was a Christian president, what can you say Nigeria Christians benefit from his presidency? He used his aides to systematically sponsored Boko Haram who killed thousands of Christians. He became unpopular and he was voted out of presidency. Quickly check yourself into the nearest available mental hospital for check up.

      • emmanuel

        A lunatic cannot reason with my level of intellect, and knowledge of the evil contraption called Nigeria.
        The workings of this nation, ; I knew from my childhood and if those who proclaim they know, do not then it is a pity.
        In your case, I wear the same Shoe with Donald trump and careless about your feeling.
        If the Fulani Islamist would rather their unscrupulous ethnic and Religious infiltrators from Chad, Niger, Mali and Senegal benefit more than i, from where the major resources of the nation is sourced, then I owe no apology to you Foolanis.


    The Northern Governors never meet on how they can cease to be a perpetual liability to the union and a parasite to the resources of the Niger Delta Republic. Instead it is only on issues of Islam that they meet. They never meet to brainstorm on how to develop the economy of the North and stop begging and depending on the resources of the South & East.

    But what is happening to the Governors of the South, West & East? Why don’t we hear in the news that the Governors of the West are meeting? Is there anything like the Eastern Governor’s forum or Western Governor’s forum? What about Southern (Niger Deltan) Governors’ forum? I know the South South States had a group when President Jonathan was there but they seem to have lost steam. You can’t afford not to have a forum of yours…otherwise these guys are Islamizing Nigeria right before your eyes…and they are even setting up a North-East development commission (courtesy of their terrorism) like the NDDC of the Niger Delta. But Aboki get sense small o!
    Southern, Eastern & Western Governor’s, you better wake up before it is too late.

    Rotimi the Judas Iscariot, stop pursuing personal agenda…pursure REGIONAL agenda. Mumu no dey pay.

    • Umuzike

      Good post.Well put.

    • ed

      The south west, south south and south east will continue to call each other name till the cow comes home. The divide and govern north play book.
      The sad truth is the fear of the southern governors to fight for the interest of the south.
      Sharia is a form of independent of the 12 northern state. The law and rules over there is like Saudi Arabia. You’ll not know your still in Nigeria.
      People are getting killed for asking for self determination in Onisha. Meanwhile the north already run their own Islamic kingdom.
      They continue to benefit from taxes on beer sold in the south. Beers sales are not allowed in the sharia state.
      One Nigeria for the benefit of the powerful.