Nasarawa State Governor, Abdulahi Sule, on Friday met behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari, over the rising insecurity witnessed in his state.
Sule told State House correspondents after the meeting that insurgents are now launching attacks on residents saying they belong to the Darussalam group that had been dislodged from Niger State, adding that upon a joint security operation, a lot of them were killed while 900 were arrested.=
He said, “I have come to see Mr President to brief him about some of the activities happening in my state, first in the area of security that we continue to have challenges with a team of Boko Haram who had settled at the border with the FCT.
“We thank the security forces that they have been able to dislodge them.
“But now, they have gone back and gathered at our border with Benue and they are causing a lot of havoc.
“Therefore, it was an opportunity as Mr President wanted to know and I briefed him. I strongly believe that just like decision was taken last time to take care of this issue, another decision will be taken.”
Speaking further on the issue, the governor said, “When we took the hostages, actually, we had to disperse them. A lot of them are families of different people in the country that were kidnapped.
“In most cases, when they kidnap women, they marry them off. We had a lot of kidnapped women that were married off. We released them back to their various states and families.
“We got people from about 17 states. A few of them were from Niger Republic. We handed over those from Niger Republic to the Department of State Services. We handed over those from states to their various governments through DSS offices in their domain.”