The governors of the five states bordering the Kamuku Forest, where series of criminal activities have sprung for years, 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 forest.
Though the resolution of the closed-door meeting was not disclosed, the host governor, Nasir El-Rufai, told journalists that the discussion was mainly about 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.”
He disclosed that the five states governors have the full support of the federal government in their move to secure the states.