Chairman of the forum and Governor of Niger State, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu also called on security agencies to halt the incessant clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers.
Dr Aliyu who was reacting to the reported killing of 22 persons in Mavo, Wase Local Government of Plateau State lamented the spate of violence in the region just as he reiterated the forum’s call on security agencies to do all within their powers to arrest the trend.
In a statement signed by Governor Aliyu’s Chief Press Secretary, Danladi Ndayebo the forum expressed sadness that the Wase incident came few days after about 30 people were killed in a similar attack in some communities in Riyom Local Government and 18 in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The forum commended the Interim Administrator of Wase Local Government, Zakari Haruna and other community leaders whose quick intervention averted what would have been a crisis of huge proportion.
The statement called on security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators are caught and brought to justice, to prevent a reoccurrence.
The Governors prayed God to grant repose to the souls of the deceased and also grant members of their families the fortitude to bear the loss.