The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has expressed fear over the deteriorating security incidents in Imo State as well as condemning the attack on the home of Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma.
In a statement on Sunday, April 25, by the NGF Chairman and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, the Governors described the incident as taking criminality to reckless and irresponsible heights.
According to them, those responsible for the attack on Uzodinma must be mindful that they do not have the monopoly of violence.
The Governor stated that all hands must be on deck to apprehend the attackers whom they said constituted a small league of persons trying to harm the corporate existence of the nation.
Rather than engaging in criminal acts, the governors believe the mantra for every Nigerian at such a challenging time should be how to forge peace and unity across Nigeria’s divides and to shun violence and wanton destruction.
The forum also sympathised with Governor Uzodinma and condoled with the victims of the incident which occurred on Saturday morning.
The Governors also called on Nigerians to cooperate with the nation’s security agencies; as well as the government to build a civil, safe, and secure environment for the people.
Fayemi said, “The Nigeria Governors’ Forum deeply sympathises with Governor Hope Uzodinma; and likewise commiserates with all those that have been injured, maimed, or killed.
“For those behind these crimes, they must understand that they do not have the monopoly of violence. This is taking criminality to reckless and irresponsible heights.
“All hands must be on deck to fish out the perpetrators of this dastardly act as in our view; they constitute a small league of persons trying to harm the corporate existence of our beloved country, Nigeria.
“The mantra for every Nigerian at such a challenging time in our history must be how to forge peace and unity; across the nation’s divides and also to shun violence and wanton destruction.”