The Northern States Governors Forum on Sunday called on Nigerians, especially those living in the troubled North Easnot to despair over the persistence of attacks on them by members of Boko Haram.
Chairman of the forum and Governor of Niger State, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu urged all
stakeholders to continue to pray to God to end the scourge of what he described as senseless killing of defenceless citizens. Governor Aliyu made the call in his reaction to the Saturday’s explosions which killed several persons at the heavily populated Ngomari-Bulumkutu area of Maiduguri, Borno State.
Governor Aliyu’s reaction was contained in a statement by his spokesman, Danladi Ndayebo.
He also urgedthe perpetrators of the dastardly act to lay down their arms and embrace dialogue.
The statement reads : “The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) condemns the murderous terrorist attack which killed several persons at the heavily populated Ngomari-Bulumkutu area of Maiduguri, Borno State.
“The forum deeply regrets this utterly heinous descent to new depths of terror by the
perpetrators at a time when security agencies are doing their best to put an end to the scourge of senseless killing of defenceless citizens”
The forum urged members of Boko Haram to embrace dialogue, saying it is the surest way to resolve grievances is through dialogue and not violence.
The forum commiserated with the families of those killed or injured during the blast and called on all security agencies to re-double their efforts in the discharge of their responsibilities of protecting the lives and property of the citizens.