- A coalition of prominent groups in the north, CNG, has reacted to the killing of some farmers by Boko Haram insurgents
- The CNG called on the citizens, especially those in the north, to take up their security as their personal duty
- According to the group, the Nigerian government and its security agencies are incapable of protecting the citizens
The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) on Sunday, November 29, reiterated its call on citizens in northern communities to rise up and protect themselves, Daily Trust has reported.
Legit.ng gathers that the coalition made the call following the massacre of farmers in Zabarmari, Jere local government area of Borno state.
The spokesman of the coalition, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, said government and security agencies could no longer be relied upon to protect northern communities.
Suleiman, nevertheless, demanded an immediate and comprehensive overhaul of the leadership of the nation’s military and entire security assets.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the killing of the rice farmers by the insurgents had sparked a fresh call for President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the service chiefs.
The insurgents had on Saturday, November 28, killed some farmers in Zabarmari, a Borno community known for rice farming.
Following the killing, some concerned persons on Sunday, November 29, slammed the service chiefs over their inability to effectively tackle insecurity as well as secure lives and property in the country.
In another related report, a former governor of Cross River state, Donald Duke, has called on the Nigerian government to up the ante in dealing with the insecurity in the country.
Duke said the nation’s security system needs a total overhaul just as he highlighted some areas which, according to him, needs improvement.
Some of the suggestions the former governor made includes how to address the challenges of insecurity in the country.
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