Another Sambisa? Five Northern Governors Meet On Security Threat Of Kamuku Forest

Nasir El-RufaiNot waiting to be caught unawares by the threat of terrorism and other violent criminal gangs, governors of the five states bordering the expansive Kamuku Forest, have moved to prevent the place from becoming a breeding ground for terrorists.

The five governors of Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, Zamfara, and Kebbi met in Kaduna on Saturday to brainstorm on ways of addressing the security threats posed by the existence of the forest in their states.

Though the resolution of the closed-door meeting was kept under wraps, Governor Nasir El-Rufai, who hosted the session, told newsmen their discussion centered on security.

According Mr. El-Rufai, “the forest which is in the centre of the Kaduna, Niger, Katsina, Kebbi and Zamfara has been of serious security concern. So, we need to address it because that forest is capable of breeding future Boko Haram.

“So, we have just met to brainstorm with a view to fashioning out a coordinated approach in tackling the security challenges in our states. This is has become necessary to avoid spill over.

“We met with security chiefs in charge of our respective states so that, we can as quickly as possible bring an end to the loss of lives, cattle rustling and loss of property”.

‎Mr. El-Rufai further stated that the five states governors have the full support of the federal government in their move to secure the states.