The Northern States Governors Forum has appealed to terrorist groups in the country to give peace a chance.
Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, said the senseless killings of innocent citizens from Thursday last week through the weekend in various parts of the North negated all efforts to restore peace to the region.
In a statement by Governor Aliyu’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Danladi Ndayebo, the Forum expressed serious concern at the renewed attacks on citizens, beginning from a fire incident caused by bomb blast at Gamboru Market in Borno State on Thursday.
He also listed the killing of 10 people at Kogom Village in Plateau State on the same day.
The Forum said it was alarmed at the killing of five men playing game in Gombe town on Friday as well as the killing of another five persons and burning of houses when Hausas and Jukuns reportedly engaged themselves in a bloody combat in Wukari, Taraba State on Saturday.
Aliyu said the Forum was saddened by the news on Sunday of the death of five persons in Zangon Kataf Local Government of Kaduna State which took a violent pattern like the ones before it.