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We may call it banditry, kidnaping, but what we are witnessing is terrorism, there’s no other name for it – Governor Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi, the Governor of Ekiti State

The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi, has stated that terrorists have spread to different parts of the nation.

Fayemi who spoke on Tuesday in Minna, the capital of Niger State, when he visited to commiserate with the Governor and people of Niger over the recent abductions, said that what Nigeria is currently witnessing, whether banditry or kidnapping, has no name other than terrorism.

Governor Fayemi pledge to stand by Governor Sani Bello of Niger State and the people of the state in this difficult period.

“At the level of the governors’ forum, we met last week and we came out with some specific ideas we have shared with the federal authority but for us, our visit is in commiseration, solidarity and in identifying with you, the government, and the good people of Niger State.

“We want to reassure you that even this difficult time shall pass but we must put our heads together, put all our efforts together, demonstrate resilience, reassure our people not to give up hope because ultimately we can only defeat terrorism collectively, not in isolation.

“What we are witnessing is terrorism, there is no other name for it. We may call it banditry, kidnaping, these are the remnants of the actors in the North-East that have found themselves in other parts of the country. Whether they are known as ISWAP, Shekau faction, they are remnants of what we are still dealing with in that part of Nigeria.

“That is why we must not treat the North-East in isolation of this problem. We are all victims as long as any section of our country is ravaged by this problem.

“On behalf of all your brother governors, I want to assure our people in Niger State that we are all for Niger State. We shall not rest until we resolve the challenges we have here as we have in other states.”

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