The People’s Democratic Party Governors’ Forum has condemned the increased cases of kidnapping, banditry and terrorism in the country, saying that these are heinous crimes and not business ventures.

This was part of the communique issued at the end of the 11th meeting of the Forum which held at the new Government House annex Bauchi on Monday.

Chairman of the Forum, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, read the 10-point communique to journalists at the end of their meeting.

The governors said that it was time the Federal Government ended insecurity in the country.

The Forum said that the government should urgently deploy military equipment, technology for surveillance and other methods to end security these challenges.

“On security of lives and properties, in addition to our earlier recommendations, it is time to bring the activities of bandits, kidnappers and terrorists to an end, through increased use of military equipment, traditional means of conflict resolution and technology for surveillance and the development of the political will to flush them out.

“Kidnapping, banditry and terrorism are not business ventures as claimed by APC but heinous state crimes, that is destroying the Nigerian economy, the educational and social future of our children and causing significant social upheavals in society, the PDP Governors admonished.”

The PDP governors called on the federal government to partner with state governments to create employment for the youths rather than paying lips service on the ease of doing business.

“On the economy, the meeting admonished the APC Federal Government to collaborate more with State Governments to stem unemployment scourge affecting the youths of Nigeria, through technology and increased production in all fields of endeavour.

“Government should stop paying lip service on the Ease of Doing Business, as foreign direct investments have continued to fall partly due to obstacles placed on foreign companies wishing to invest in Nigeria.

“A glaring example is that of FACEBOOK who insisted on investing in Nigeria rather than Ghana, and is being frustrated by regulatory authorities,” the Forum stated.