Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi has stated that fellow governors are tired and frustrated of the issues of banditry and kidnapping currently facing the country.
Fayemi made this known on Tuesday when paid a solidarity visit to the Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, over the abduction of students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina.
He was quoted to have stated that governors need to address the issues of banditry, kidnapping, and criminality, including the causes of these problems.
“For us, the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), we believe that we not only have to be on top of banditry, kidnapping and criminality generally, but we also have to be on top of the causes of these problems,” he said.
“Social inequality and poverty are key issues and we need to ensure that our governments, our states pry away our young people from the merchants of death who are using them as cannon fodder for this criminal brigandage.
“We can only do that through providing them with alternative means of livelihood and support system that will not entice them to these elements that are endangering the whole of our country… We are all tired, we are all frustrated that these issues are happening.”