Worried by the challenge of insecurity in the country, the 19 Northern Governors have decided to engage hunters, local vigilantes and community watch group.
The decision was among the others reached at a meeting of the Northern Governors Forum meeting held at Jos the Plateau State Capital
The DAILY VENDOR learnt that the meeting conducted via teleconferencing was presided over by Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Honourable Simon Lalong.
The Governors expressed concern over the level of insecurity in the region and took some far reaching decisions to contain the situation.
They agreed to set up a standing Committee on security in the North which will foster synergy between security agencies in the enforcement of security measures in the region.
The Committee to be headed by Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has Governors of Zamfara and Gombe as members.
They also set up another Committee headed by Governor Simon Lalong on Consultation with Traditional, Religious and Community leaders in the North with a view to ensuring that there is wider involvement in tackling insecurity in the region.
The Committee has Governors of Adamawa, Niger, and Sokoto as members.
Another decision reached by the Governors is the engagement of local vigilantes, hunters, and community watch groups in the security architecture of the region in order to foster intelligence gathering,
Insecurity: 19 Northern governors set to engage hunters, local Vigilantees