By Florence Ugbem
The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has called for the prosecution of any form of crime and criminality, wherever they may occur without ethnic, religious or any other colouration.
While briefing State House correspondents after an emergency meeting that held recently at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja, Chairman of NGF and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi disclosed that the governors are totally against ethnic profiling of crime; making reference to what has transpired in other parts of the world like Rwanda, Ethiopia, the former Yugoslavia, etc.
The meeting, which discussed the current security situation in the country; the farmers/herders conflict, banditry, kidnapping, militancy, sea piracy, cultism, youth protests, insurgency, among others comes on the heels of the recent abduction of some students and teachers of Government Science College, Kagara in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State by bandits.
Governor Fayemi maintained that the NGF affirmed its commitment to the protection of lives and property and sympathise with families of those who lost their loved ones.
“The Governors Forum has gone ahead also to provide some financial support to victims of the conflict experienced in Oyo and Ogun States where our delegation visited last week,” he said.