NGF slams ethnic profiling of crimes


The Nigeria Governors Forum has expressed concern on the rising insecurity in parts of the country, even as it opposed ethnic profiling of crimes.

Rising from a meeting in Abuja, Chairman of the Forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi said:

“Governors are totally opposed to ethnic profiling of crimes. Knowing what has transpired in other parts of the world, we do not believe that crimes are associated with particular ethnic groups, and to that extent, we unreservedly condemn any attempt to profile any ethnic group on account of a particular crime.”

The governors also vowed to provide financial support to victims of the security crises in affected states, as they commit to greater protection of the lives of citizens.

They also underscored that they have unanimously rejected the traditional approach to grazing, hence the urgent need to crystallise the national livestock transformation plan to stem the recurring farmers/ herders clash.

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