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A delegation of Northern Governors Forum are in Abia state to douse tension and promote peace in the region. According to a statement by the spokesperson of the governor of Sokoto State, Iman Iman, said the team is being led by the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Governor of Borno State, Kassim Shettima.

Governors Aminu Masari of Katsina and Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, are part of the team. Other members of the team are Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi and Simon Lalong of Plateau states.


The Northern Governors will also visit Rivers and Imo states where they will meet with traditional and religious leaders and also confer with northerners resident in those states as well as the political leadership of the various states.


The visit was endorsed by President Muhammadu Buhari who is in New York for the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.