- Atiku Abubakar has raised an alarm over how insecurity is affecting meaningful farming activities in the northern region
- The former vice president warned of the consequences of denying farmers the freedom to farm during the rainy season
- Atiku urged the federal government to tackle the nation’s insecurity challenges more seriously
Nigeria's former vice president Atiku Abubakar has raised the alarm that insecurity in the northern region is preventing any meaningful farming activities.
Legit.ng gathered that the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) revealed this on his social media platforms on Monday, June 29.
According to Atiku, denying the people the freedom to farm in a rainy season as Nigeria is currently experiencing is the greatest disservice to the region and the country by extension.
The former vice president went on to note that if the situation is not addressed by the federal government this will be problematic for the whole nation.
He urged the Nigerian government to collaborate with the states in the region to take the security challenges seriously, adding that failure to do so could spell doom for the country.
Atiku also called on citizens to be vigilant in detecting the movements of criminal elements in their areas, while hoping for security agents to overcome these challenges.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that top security officers led by Babagana Monguno, the National Security Adviser (NSA) on Wednesday, June 17, arrived in Katsina state over the recent killings in the area.
The security officials included Yusuf Magaji Bichi, the director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu, and other top police officers.
The delegation landed at the Umaru Musa Yar’adua International airport and moved to the government house for a closed-door meeting with Governor Aminu Masari and other top government officials.
In a related development, Ibrahim Gambari, the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, June 23, summoned some northern governors over issues of insecurity in the region.
One of the attendees of the meeting, Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara told journalists at the State House in Abuja that the meeting was convened by Gambari at the National Security Adviser’s office.
He said: “We discussed intensively about the security issue in Northern Nigeria, not just in Zamfara."
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