North-East govs lament growing banditry, worsening security situation in region

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While acknowledging the relative success recorded against insurgency in the North-East subregion, the North-East Governors Forum (NEGF) has lamented that a new dimension of growing banditry is added to worsen the security situation in the subregion.

The NEGF observed that as a result of the concerted efforts of the Military to flush bandits from the other parts of the country, the bandits are now moving towards the Northeast.

The Forum stressed that the case is becoming worse in Bauchi, Gombe and Taraba States, places hitherto without banditry, the Forum therefore called on the Federal Government to urgently intervene to address this issue.

These are contained in a communique issued…



Source: Nigerian Tribune