- The sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, opposes the establishment of a security outfit called Operation Shege-Ka-Fasa, which was recently unveiled by the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNGs)
- The revered monarch at a security meeting in Kaduna, calls on elders in the northern region not to allow the youth to take over their responsibilities
- Saad Abubakar blames the elites and elders in the north of being the problem of the region for failing to provide good leadership for the youths
The sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, has opposed the establishment of a security outfit called Operation Shege-Ka-Fasa, which was recently unveiled by the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNGs) as a crime-fighting outfit.
The revered monarch speaking at a security meeting in Kaduna called on elders in the northern region not to allow the youth to take over their responsibilities, The Cable reports.
Saad Abubakar blamed the elites and elders of being the problem in the region, he said if the elites in the north fail to take the lead, the youths would do whatever pleases them.
He urged the northern elites to caution the youths, adding that it was important for the elders not to allow the youths to assume the leadership role.
Meanwhile, the Kano State government has dissociated itself from the newly floated northern security network version codenamed ‘Operation Shege Ka Fasa’.
Governor Abdulahi Ganduje disclosed this on Friday while addressing State House Correspondents after leading a large number of Kano State eminent personalities on a courtesy visit on President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Ganduje disclosed that the Kano State Government had invested so much in security at various levels and it would be unnecessary to consider any other external arrangement.
He boasted the state’s security architecture had turned Kano into a trap for criminals.
In another report, the Arewa Youths on Thursday, February 6, said it was distancing itself from the newly launched Shege Ka Fasa outfit.
Vanguard reports that the umbrella body of the Arewa Youth Groups alleged that some northern elders are behind the floating of the security outfit.
Still on security, following calls for the reopening of land borders, Sokoto state governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to summon an enlarged stakeholder meeting.
According to This Day, the governor called on the Nigerian leader to invite all states and with an international border for a meeting to hash out areas of concern in relation to national security rights.
Tambuwal disclosed this on Thursday, February 6, when he received in a courtesy call the coordinator Sector Four National Border Drill operations, acting assistant Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Mohammed Aliyu.
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