The spate of rampant killings across Nigeria, especially in the northern region of the country is now unbearable, and as such, some stakeholders have taken the issue more seriously than they did in the recent past.
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Specifically, the Coalition Against Killings In Northern Nigeria (CAKIN), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take some drastic steps to contain the matter.
In a press statement made available to Legit.ng, CAKIN, during its meeting held in Kaduna on Monday, June 15, revealed some of its latest resolutions.
The group made some key demands including an ultimatum to the president and the federal government with respect to security and how it should be addressed henceforth.
The decisions by CAKIN are listed below:
1. President Buhari should sack all service chiefs in the country
The group unequivocally called on the president who is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces to immediately relieve all Nigerian service chiefs of their duties.
2. Probe major security staff on corruption
The coalition proposed that the government should investigate and prosecute all security personnel who are living above their legitimate earnings.
3. End security votes
CAKIN urged the Buhari-led administration" that security votes by the state governors be abolished without a second thought."
4. Community policing
The northern body lent its full support for the idea of community policing and calls for the immediate and nationwide implementation of the same.
Lastly, the group threatened to mobilise citizens to take to the streets until the government is completely shut down, if this administration does nothing to put an end to killings and violent crimes in the country; it, therefore, gave the president a two-week ultimatum to act according.
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The coalition comprises the Northern Youth Council of Nigeria led by Isa Abubakar; Arewa Youth Consultative Forum led by Yerima Shettima; Northern Anti-corruption Front led by Yusuf Idris Amoke; Arewa Youth Assembly led by Mohammed Salihu Danlami; Joint Action Committee of Northern Youth Associations led by Murtala Abubakar; CUPS led by Idris Mohammed; and Arewa Youth Forum led by Gambo Gujungu.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Shehu Sani, a former senator, had advised the governors in the northern part of the country to create a regional security outfit to protect their people.
The former lawmaker made the recommendation following the bandits' attack in some parts of Kaduna state which left many people dead on Sunday, March 1.
Sani lamented that bandits were not only killing people but have also taken over the region as they allegedly impose fines and taxes.
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