- President Buhari has been urged to strengthen the country's security agencies
- The call was made by northern elders over the security challenges facing the region
- Going further, the elders faulted FG over claim that the military had reclaimed territories from the terrorists
President Muhammadu Buhari has been advised to strengthen security agencies.
The advice was given by the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) over the insurgency, banditry and kidnappings in the contry.
the elders said this will help avert wanton killings in the country.
Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the Director of Publicity and Advocacy of NEF made the appeal in a statement on Wednesday, December 2, in Abuja.
“We are outraged at the killings of farmers in Borno and many other people on a daily basis in many parts of the north.
“The lame excuse that farmers had not sought permission from the military to harvest produce merely exposes the misleading claims that our military has secured vast territories from the insurgency.
“These killings and the reality they expose will make relocation of citizens and resumption of economic activities a lot more difficult to achieve even for a leadership that attaches priority to them."
In another development, Buhari on Tuesday, December 1, was told to resign from the seat of power following the spate of attacks and rising insecurity in the country, with the government seemingly appearing helpless.
Making this demand is the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) which slammed the presidency for being insensitive to the attacks on Nigerians living in local communities.
The forum, which spoke through its spokesperson Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, said lives under the current government are valueless, and the most expected of a helpless leader is to resign honourably.
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Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has urged Buhari to have a rethink on war against terrorism.
Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the House, made the call during a plenary on Tuesday, December 1, amid continuous reactions trailing the killing of the rice farmers in Borno state on Saturday, November 28, by Boko Haram.
Addressing his colleagues on the November 28 attack, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila said the death of the 43 farmers has brought "untold grief ."
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