The Nigeria Governors’ Forum has condemned attack by gunmen on the country home of Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, describing it as criminality taken too far.
According to the governors, in a statement signed by their Chairman, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on Sunday, the attackers constitute a small league of persons trying to harm Nigeria’s corporate existence. They however stressed that the assailants must be brought to book.
The statement read: “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.”