Gov Bello reveals details of his meeting with Buhari over Kagara abduction

The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Bello, on Wednesday, met with President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

According to NAN reports, the governor was in the State House to update the President on the security situation in his State where some staff and students of Government Science Secondary School (GSSS), Kagara, Rafi council area of the State were abducted by gunmen on Wednesday morning

Recall that Buhari had earlier condemned the abduction and dispatched a team of top security officials to the State to coordinate the rescue operation in the State.

The President further vowed not to relent until normalcy is restored in the security situation in the country.

Gov. Bello thanked President Buhari after the meeting, for swiftly ordering actions on the GSSS Kagara school kidnap.

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He told state reporters, “I came in this evening to thank Mr President for his quick response to the plight of Nigerlites, following two serious kidnap incidences.

“At the same time we rubbed minds on what we think should be done so that we find an everlasting solution to the situation and Mr President has confirmed to me that this matter will be given proper attention.”

“We’ll continue engaging the service chiefs and the federal so that we can guide and advice them on what we think should be done. So I think it was a wonderful meeting,’’ he said

The Governor also expressed support for the call by the nation’s Upper Chamber for the declaration of a state of emergency on security in the country.

Bello said the call had become imperative so as to address security challenges being experienced in some parts of the country.

“At the moment, if you look at what is happening, we are having security challenges in almost all parts of the country, so yes there’s a need to install some form of emergency on security matters across board.

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“So yes, I think the Senate acted in good faith. Something definitely needs to be done,” he said.

He added that he was convinced by what Buhari told him and he had also requested for additional personnel and equipment.

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