Nigerian governors consider talks with bandits, other criminals.


In a move that will surprise many Nigerians, governors are considering dialogue as the best way to combat insecurity in the country.

According to reports, there are indications that the Nigeria Governors’ Forum might opt for dialogue with bandits and people affected by their atrocities.

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state who is the chairman of the NGF was reported to have given this indication in Niger state.

The governor who led some members of the forum on a solidarity visit to the Niger governor, Sani Bello, in Minna, the state capital, disclosed that there is a need to explore other avenues even if it means engaging in dialogue.

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He said:

“We also need to explore other avenues side by side with whatever the security institutions are doing if that means engaging in dialogue We may not have a choice. We may have to do that, anything to help us to deal with this immediate crisis and then to begin to address on a much more longer time basis, the root causes of this social dislocation responsible for what we are witnessing, all around us.”

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