Northern groups begin protest against insecurity as EndSARS rallies continue

Northern groups begin protest against insecurity as EndSARS rallies continue

- A coalition of Nigerian youths from the north said it would hold #EndInsecurity protest in the region

- The protest, which is scheduled for Thursday, October 15, will hold across all the 19 states in the northern part of Nigeria

- Spokesperson of the coalition Malam Abdul-Azeez said the protest will continue until the federal government addresses their grievances

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Amid rising demand for good governance in the country, a coalition of the northern groups has begun protest across the 19 states in the region demanding more from the government on security and protection of lives and properties.

Speaking with journalists on Wednesday, October 14, spokesperson of the coalition, Malam Abdul-Azeez stated that the protest will kickstart on Thursday, October 15.

Abdul-Azeez stated that hundreds of youths from the region will be mobilised for the protest in order to further press a single demand before the federal government which is security improvement.

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He maintained that the government is being hypocritical because the energy and prompt response to the demonstration against SARS police brutality was never channelled to the manifold of protest against insecurity in the north.

Northern groups begin protest against insecurity
A coalition of Nigerian youths from the north said it would hold #EndInsecurity protest. Credit: Daily Trust
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Azeez stressed that in the light of the foregone observations, Nigerian youths across the 19 states will take the bull by the horns by aggressively pressing their demand to the authorities.

Expressing satisfaction with the scrapping of the controversial police unit SARS, Azeez said north welcomes SWAT and will give its support for the new tactical team.

In his words:

"We observe that it is contradictory that despite several protests and pleas by northerners, the authorities never deemed it fit to extend the swift spirit deployed against FSARS into securing the North, or addressing the myriad distresses faced by northerners.
“In the light of the foregone observations, the CNG is left with no option but to direct the extension of the protests to all northern states, commencing from Thursday, October 15, 2020.”

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Earlier, reported that Arewa Youth Consultative Council (AYCC), a group of youths in the northern region of Nigeria, declared that it is going against the ongoing nationwide EndSARS campaign.

In a statement released and signed by its director of media and communication Muhammad Ibrahim, the group maintained that the nationwide demonstration is being peddled by "anti-government protests."

The group also described the protest as "political plays" which are not "objectively driven" by those it termed as "comrades who have been protesting for RevolutionNow."

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