- A group has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to stop all allocations to local government councils in Borno state
- The National Democratic Front alleged that those profiting from local government allocation in Borno have refused to let peace reign in the state
- The group also called for a state of emergency in Borno state over the incessant killings by insurgents
Following the growing spate of insurgency in the northeast, the National Democratic Front (NDF) on Thursday, February 13, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Borno state.
The group, asking the president to declare a state of emergency in Borno, also called for a cessation of the payment of local governments allocation in the state.
In a speech delivered at a press conference in Abuja, the secretary-general of the NDF, Abdulkkadir Bolaji, on the security situation in Nigeria, the group said those profiting from local government allocation in Borno have refused to let peace reign in the state.
Bolaji reacting to the recent attack in Auno community which led to the death of 30 people said the incidence was a tragedy of enormous proportion that could only have been done by the worst dregs of humans.
According to Bolaji, Borno state has suffered much pains and sorrow due to the activities of these terrorists over the years and certainly does not deserve another round of such heinous crime and wanton bloodletting.
Bolaji said: "We note particularly that it was few days after the governor of Borno state, Professor Babagana Zulum made the infamous statement that security agents who have sacrificed their lives to ensure the safety of other citizens are extorting money from motorists and other travellers that the violence on the road escalated."
He said that as harmless as it looked, Zulum's statement wrote off the efforts of the military in the fight against insurgency and to lay on them a moral burden that will dampen their spirit for days.
He said: "Unfortunately when Zulum made the comment, they took advantage of the effect that was bound to set in to try to establish their presence, as usual, killing people."
"What people should ask is whether the Zulum statement is a one-off thing done ignorantly or one that was deliberately to cause confusion in the camp of the Military," Bolaji added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Senate President had said that those employed to secure lives and property of citizens would be relieved of the jobs if they do not meet the target.
Ahmad Lawan called for the establishment of Military formations in Auno following the recent attack on the community.
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