The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) has congratulated the government and people of Zamfara over the release of the 279 female students abducted from GGSS, Jangebe, last Friday.

The Chairman of the forum and Gov. of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, conveyed the felicitation during a visit to Gov. Bello Matawalle, on Tuesday in Gusau.

Fayemi was accompanied to the state by the governor of Kebbi State, Alhaji Bagudu Abubakar, and Sokoto State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mannir Daniya.

Fayemi who commended the effort of Matawalle and security agencies in rescuing the victims without loss of life said all state governors should come together and support the President with one voice to fight banditry in the country.

He said bandit activities in the northern states and in Zamfara in particular had become a serious source of worry to the country, which calls for support from all in order to bring an end to criminality in the region.

Responding, Matawalle thanked the delegation for their support and concern.

Matawalle, who commended Tuesday’s Federal Security Council decision declaring Zamfara a ‘no-fly zone’, prayed that the move would be followed with vigour and action.

He urged the NGF chairman to urgently convene a meeting with all the governors in personal attendance “so that we can tell ourselves the home truth to genuinely come up with the best practicable approach to fight armed banditry in our nation”.