Security: Northern Governors, Traditional Rulers, IGP, Others Meet In Kaduna

Governors of the 19 Northern states on Monday held a meeting with key traditional rulers; the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu; and Ibrahim Gambari, the Chief of Staff President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed and Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and other political leaders were at the meeting which was held in Kaduna State.

The meeting was held behind closed doors at the executive council chamber of Kaduna State Government House.

The leader at the meeting are expected to deliberate on various issues especially as it affects peace, security and other developmental matters in the northern region.

State Governors at the meeting include that is Nasarawa, Zamfara, Kwara, Sokoto, Gombe,  Kebbi, Kaduna while Deputy Governors of Kogi, Niger, Kano, and the Katsina States were present.

Key traditional rulers at the meeting include the Sultan of Sokoto, Emir of Zazzau, Emir of Kano, Emir of Lafia, Etsu Nupe among others.

BREAKING: Northern Governors Meet President Buhari, Reject Disbandment Of SARS

Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, disclosed this to journalists after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Thursday.

Governors of states in the Northern part of Nigeria have rejected the total disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, disclosed this to journalists after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Thursday. 
Lalong said the defunct police unit had been useful in the fight against insecurity in the region. 
According to him, SARS was not made up of bad elements alone as it also included personnel doing their work diligently. 
He said what was needed was the reformation of the unit to enable it to discharge its functions optimally. 
Lalong, however, acknowledged that there were divisions in the country concerning the continued existence of the unit.