The legislators voiced profound anxiety about the deteriorating security situation in the area as well as Nigeria during a meeting of the Forum on Wednesday attended by the leadership of the Senate and all senators from the zone.
Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, Chairman of the Northern Senators' Forum at the end of his meeting, stated he was extremely worried and determined to solve the matter.
“We met as Northern senators to show our deepest concern over the rising security challenges in this part and the entire country and on what needs to be done
“The meeting is scheduled to continue after this short break because we are concerned as Nigerians and as Northerners. This country needs to be as secured as possible for every Nigerian to be where he wants to be and he or she can sleep with two eyes closed, going about their businesses without any fear or favour.
“We have to find a solution because if we don’t do it nobody will do it for us. We are so worried. The entire political zones have one security challenge or the other and our duty as people’s representatives is to brainstorm more to find solution to the security challenges”.
The former governor of Sokoto state said
“There are many ways of finding solutions. I know we are using the security forces very well, but there are ways we can use dialogue too to find lasting solution to the security challenges”.
The Senate has meantime postponed its reappointment on 22 June for two weeks.