The states are Niger, Kaduna, Plateau, Benue, Nasarawa and the FCT. Speaking at the event, the FCT Minister, Senator Bala Muhammed, said that the aim of the G6 security summit is to find a lasting solution to the security challenges bedeviling the region.
‘This is our collective and deliberate effort to revitalise this initiative with a collaborative network for the harmonisation and coordination of security strategies, as well as exchange of information/techniques for organised tracking and handling of criminals and their syndicates with the ultimate goal of curtailing their movement or spread within the zone’, he said.
The minister also said that the FCT Directors of Security and Cooperation have done a comprehensive summary of the reports of the proceedings of the G6 summit held since inception.
According to him, the success of the summit would spur its members to ensure greater security of life and property for the citizens in the zone.
Speaking to journalists at the event, Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State emphasised the need for every well-meaning citizens and residents of the G6 zone to take security as their business.
‘I want to also congratulate the Minister of FCT for initiating the revival of this summit. At the time the G6 was conceived the security challenge was not alarming like as it is today. So this meeting is very important’, he said.
On his part Niger State’s governor, Babangida Aliyu, attributed the spate of bomb attacks in the zone to the handiwork of some key government officials who are unfaithful to the service of their country.
‘I have been bombed six times and those people who perpetrated the evil act are in my cabinet. The more you talk of the solution, they are there listening to the secret so they re-strategise’, he said.
Source: The Moment