The Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, has reacted to the attack on the country home of their colleague, Hope Uzodinma by gunmen on Saturday.The reaction is contained in a statement signed by the chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum and governor of Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi.
The governors described the act as “taking criminality to reckless and irresponsible heights.
“The Nigeria Governors’ Forum deeply sympathises with Governor Hope Uzodinma and commiserates with all those that have been injured, maimed or killed.
“The Forum calls on all good citizens to cooperate with the nation’s security forces and the government in trying to build a civil, safe and secure environment for our citizens.
“For those behind these crimes, they must understand that they do not have the monopoly of violence. This is taking criminality to reckless and irresponsible heights.
“All hands must be on deck to fish out the perpetrators of this dastardly act as in our view, they constitute a small league of persons trying to harm the corporate existence of our beloved country, Nigeria.
“The mantra for every Nigerian at such a challenging time in our history must be how to forge peace and unity across the nation’s divides and to shun violence and wanton destruction.
“Only then can we have a country to call our own,” the statement reads.