- The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has told President Muhammadu Buhari to put an end to senseless killings and kidnappings in the north
- Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the spokesman for the coalition, said the region is now under threat of bandits
- Suleiman, however, said the president has reneged from his electoral promise of securing the lives and property of the citizenry
Days after the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) berated President Muhammadu Buhari over the growing security challenges in northern Nigeria, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has said the president has failed Nigerians.
Daily Trust reports that the group said Buhari has failed to address his most primary responsibility of providing security to the entire citizens of the country.
Legit.ng gathered that the spokesman for the coalition, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, advised on Tuesday, November 24, that communities in northern Nigeria must mobilise to protect themselves.
“Northern communities are under the threats of bandits and kidnappers, our highways are no longer safe, villagers are fleeing their communities and our conclusion is that the president has failed and he is deliberately not agreeing to the advice of majority of Nigerians that he should at least sack the service chiefs.
“All we hear now from our people in the rural areas is disappointment and in some cases regret. People do not even look at the potentials of farming now because the villages and farmlands have been vacated.
“It has become necessary now for all communities to mobilise and protect themselves because the bandits have chased people out of their homes and even places like Ahmadu Bello University in the heart of Zaria and Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic are not safe and this is coming at a time that students will likely be returning to school."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) said the President Buhari-led administration has failed to adequately secure northern Nigeria.
It was reported that the forum in a statement, on Monday, November 23, accused the administration of lacking care for the people of the north.
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