The National Security Adviser, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, and the governors of the states of Zamfara and Niger met behind closed doors to discuss the deteriorating security situation plaguing the two States.
In an effort to find a long-term solution to the persistent banditry troubling both States, Governors Dauda Lawal and Mohammed Umar Bago traveled together to Zamfara, according to a statement from the media advisor to Zamfara Governor Suleiman Bala Idris.
The statement added that the Governors and the National Security Adviser met behind closed doors in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
It added that Governor Lawal was seriously concerned over the insecurity in Zamfara State, saying that it was the reason he has been looking for possible ways to bring an end to it.
“Governor Dauda Lawal and Governor Mohammed Umar Bago visited Mallam Nuhu Ribadu in their effort to improve synergy between the two States and the office of the National Security Adviser.
“Restoring peace in Zamfara has been Governor Lawal’s priority from day one as the Executive Governor of the State.
“At the meeting, the Governors discussed important security issues with the NSA,” he said.