Northern Governors Summon Emergency Meeting On Army, Shiite Clash

PIC.12.FROM LEFT: GOV. NASIR EL-RUFAI OF KADUNA STATE; CHAIRMAN, NORTHERN GOVERNORS FORUM, GOV. KASHIM SHETTIMA OF BORNO STATE AND GOV. ABDULLAHI GANDUJE OF KANO STATE, AT THE 19 NORTHERN GOVERNORS FORUM MEETING IN KADUNA ON FRIDAY (11/9/15). 6572/11/9/2015/SP/CH/NAN

Gov Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, Chairman , Northern Governors Forum Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno State and Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State

The Governors of the 19 Northern states under the auspices of the Northern governors’ forum have summoned an emergency meeting to discuss recent happenings in the region.

The Governors are particular with the recent face-off between the Army and Shiite Islamic sect which led to loss of lives, in Zaria, Kaduna state.

Governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima who is the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum in a statement says the governors are concerned over the situation and will take measure to ensure peace in the land.

The Governors called on citizens and all parties associated with the incident in Zaria to be calm and exercise restraint assuring that far reaching steps will be taken to guarantee restoration of normalcy in a sustained manner. The meeting will be in Kaduna on Saturday.

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