“North must stand against terrorism as investors are already scared of investing in our region.” Governor Aliyu

As the terrorists continue to hold the nation to ransom, Niger State governor, Dr Mua’zu Babangida Aliyu, has said that the North must stand up against terrorism, if it must survive economically.

Aliyu, who is also the chairman of Northern Governors’ Forum, stated this at the Sarduana lecture held in Abuja, lamenting that the security situation in the North was fast deteriorating as a result of terrorist activities. Aliyu, who is also the chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the late Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, said “North must stand against terrorism because investors are already scared of investing in our region.”

This declaration from the governor is coming on the heels of a fresh call for dialogue between the Federal Government and the militant Islamic sect, Boko Haram, by the Joint Special Representative, African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Professor Ibrahim Gambari.

Professor Gambari had wondered how Nigeria, which was hitherto peaceful and full of fun loving people, suddenly degenerated into the current state of violence.

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