Northern Elders’ Forum say Buhari is to blame for insecurity in the region

Northern Elders’ Forum say Buhari is to blame for insecurity in the region

- The Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) has raised concerns over insecurity in the northern parts of the country

- The forum said it is displeased with the progress of work on the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano highway

- The NEF stated that the slow pace of the work on the highway has compounded the security situation in the north

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The Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) has said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has failed to adequately secure northern Nigeria.

According to Guardian, the forum in a statement, on Monday, November 23, accused the administration of lacking care for the people of the north.

Northern Elders’ Forum say Buhari is to blame for insecurity in region
Northern Elders’ Forum wants Buhari to do more in the area of security. Photo: Femi Adesina
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A spokesperson for the NEF, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, faulted the Buhari government for the slow pace of the work on the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Highway.

Baba-Ahmed said the forum recently discovered that the highway would take five years to complete.

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The NEF questioned why the highway project involving 375 kilometres linking the north and south was awarded in 2017 only for the work to commence in 2018.

It said the slow pace of the work on the highway is evidence that President Buhari is not bothered about matters affecting people of the north

The forum said:

“The only thing that mattered to him were our votes. This administration has just sentenced northerners to another five years to live with many threats to life and economy on this important highway.”

Meanwhile, some bandits suspected to be kidnappers have invaded the staff quarters of the institution in Zaria and abducted a staff, his wife, and daughter.

The university’s director of public affairs, Malam Auwalu Umar, confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday, November 23.

Umar said security operatives engaged the kidnappers in exchange for fire.

He, however, said the wife and daughter of the staff were released when the security chased the kidnappers into the bush.

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In another report, the police command in Zamfara state has confirmed the abduction of an Imam and 17 other Muslim worshippers in a community in the state.

The abduction was reportedly carried out by bandits on motorcycles who attacked a Jumat mosque in Zamfara on Friday, November 20.

The police spokesperson, Mohammed Shehu, said the bandits arrived during a congregational prayer at Dutsen Gari, a farming community in Kanoma district of Maru local government area, Channels TV reported.

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