Governors of the All Progressives Congress-controlled states say they’re willing to join hands with their counterparts in the states under the opposition political parties to find lasting solutions to the security challenges confronting the country.
The APC governors working under the aegis of the Progressives Governors Forum said this on Sunday in a statement titled, “Rescue of Abducted GSSS Kankara Students,” signed by the PGF Chairman Abubakar Bagudu, in Abuja, on Sunday.
According to Bagudu, “We will ensure that, as leaders, we are able to work in harmony with all governors, political and non-political leaders for the restoration of peace across all parts of the country, irrespective of any difference.
“Nigeria belongs to all Nigerians and must be secured as “one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign nation under God” as affirmed by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
The PGF also commended President Muhammadu Buhari over the rescue of abducted students at Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.
It also congratulated the people and government of Katsina State, as well as all Nigerians on the rescue and return of all the abducted students of the school.
The statement partly read, “The rescue, once more attests to the capacity and competence of Nigerian security agencies to protect, defend and secure the country.
“With the rescue of the students, we wish to express of our gratitude to God Almighty
and all those who worked for the successful rescue of these students from the hands of
criminal bandits, especially, the government of Katsina State, under the leadership of His Excellency, Aminu Bello Masari.
“Given the important role of our security agencies and other non-governmental leaders in the process that rescued our Kankara school children, it demonstrates that efforts to resolve our national security problem is a responsibility that requires united, resolute, and prompt responses.
“We, therefore, appeal to all Nigerians to rise up to this responsibility and work for more effective and efficient responses to every security problem facing our dear nation as a united people.
“We call on our security agencies to reinforce their capacity to protect and defend lives and properties of all Nigerians in every part of the country. On our part, as Governors elected on the platform of the APC, we will continue to work under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR to bring to an immediate end this new phase of
insecurity in the country.”