The 36 State Governors under the aegis of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), on Sunday, called on all well-meaning Nigerians to cooperate with the nation’s security forces and the government in trying to build a civil, safe and secure environment for our citizens.
The NGF Chairman, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, gave the charge via a statement titled: ‘Razing of Governor Hope Uzodinma’s Country Home – Message from Colleagues’.
While commiserating with families of those killed and victims of the dastardly act, the NGF Chairman underscored the need for security agencies to arrest and prosecute those behind the crime, whom he described as “a small league of persons trying to harm the corporate existence” of Nigeria.
“The Forum calls on all good citizens to cooperate with the nation’s security forces and the government is trying to build a civil, safe and secure environment for our citizens.
“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 to shun violence and wanton destruction.
“Only then can we have a country to call our own,” the NGF chairman noted.