Insecurity: Resign before Nigeria becomes Somalia - Northern coalition tells Buhari

Insecurity: Resign before Nigeria becomes Somalia - Northern coalition tells Buhari

- President Buhari has once again been asked to resign over the growing security challenges in the country

- The call for resignation this time was made by the Northern Youth Coalition which said the president has failed to fulfil his promise of restoring peace to the country

- Recall that a PDP senator had also asked Buhari to resign over the security challenges

The Northern Youth Coalition (NYC) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign from office as a result of the growing level of insecurity in the country.

The group said it was high time the president left the office before the country's situation becomes similar to that of Somalia.

The Guardian reports that the group's national convener, Muhammed Ishaq, said in Abuja on Wednesday, February 12, that the security situation has worsened significantly so much that it is now similar to what was experienced during the administration of Buhari's predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan.

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Insecurity: Resign before Nigeria becomes Somalia - Northern coalition tells Buhari
President Buhari on a sympathy visit to Borno state over the recent terrorist attack. Credit: Femi Adesina
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Ishaq said that the former administration was ousted because of its inability to effectively tackle Nigeria's insecurity.

He said President Buhari has failed to fulfil his promise of restoring peace to the country, particularly the northeast, after five years in power.

Ishaq said the current security situation is either worse than the Jonathan administration or it is not different from the previous government.

The group said it can no longer take excuses from the Buhari administration while lives are being lost every day due to the security challenges in the north.

“President Buhari has failed to secure the lives and property of Nigerians probably due to lack of political will, commitment or competence and he should therefore, resign to save the country from collapse," the group said. recalls that Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe had also asked President Buhari to resign over rising insecurity in the country.

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The presidency, however, hit Senator Abaribe hard for asking the president to resign.

Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, in a statement released in the late hours of Wednesday, January 29, said the resignation call made by Abaribe was foolish.

Shehu said Abaribe's call does not represent the opinion of Nigerians.

The presidential spokesperson said millions of Nigerians, including Abaribe, will need to resign if a leader like President Buhari needs to do so.

Meanwhile, President Buhari has restated his administration's commitment to providing lasting solutions to the security challenges bedevilling the country.

The president, after his sympathy visit to Borno state over the Sunday, February 9 Boko Haram attack which killed many, gave an assurance that he is taking steps to "ensure improvement in security, nationwide".

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He said: "I assure all Nigerians that we are taking steps to ensure improvement in security, nationwide. In Borno the military will work harder to deal with the insurgents."

In a similar development, the Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) has called on President Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Borno state.

The call by the centre is on the heels of growing killings in the state with the recent one in Auno community in the state.

Speaking on Wednesday, February 12, at a press conference in Abuja, CALSER's convener, Princess Ajibola, condemned the renewed spate of insurgents attacks in Borno. ( - We have upgraded to serve you better

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