Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, on Saturday, urged local hunters and vigilantes to use all their powers against bandits.
Fayemi, who is the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, made the appeal while addressing local hunters and vigilantes groups in Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi State capital.
He also noted that governors must rise up against the challenges of insecurity within their domain.
According to Fayemi: “Our Governor (Bagudu) has put on a good fight. That is the demonstration of his commitment to the welfare of his people. We know, we would overcome these challenges. There are lessons from it, for our own states too where we have federal government colleges and we have ordinary schools belonging to the state.
“Hunters and people of the state should use all power within their possession to end bandits attack.
‘’And we must protect our children, we must protect our people. Because, our first job as the governors is the security and welfare of our people. And God Almighty will be with us to realise the objective of protecting our people in sha Allahu.”
Recall that armed men suspected to be bandits had abducted students and teachers of the Federal Government College in Birnin-Yauri, on Thursday in the state.
One of the students abducted from the school was shot dead during a gun duel between soldiers and the abductors.
However, the Nigerian Army had confirmed that five of the abducted students and two teachers have been rescued.