Nowhere in Nigeria is safe again, Sultan-led group laments

Nowhere in Nigeria is safe again, Sultan-led group laments

- Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has issued a strong statement regarding the state of Nigeria's insecurity

- The religious body led by the Sultan of Sokoto said Nigerians are now living in fear as nowhere is safe

- The group called on the federal government to rise to its responsibility and move beyond mere rhetorics

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Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), a group led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has urged the federal government to henceforth stop paying lip service to security matters.

The Punch reports that the group lamented nowhere in Nigeria is safe as the nation faces widespread security challenges.

The religious body noted that what Nigerians expected from the government was actions against insecurity and not a mere condemnation of attacks.

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Source: UGC gathers that the JNI made this known through its secretary-general, Dr Khalid Aliyu, in a statement issued in Kaduna on Wednesday, December 2.

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The group's statement which was also reported by The Nation reads partly:

“Nigerians have become so much terrified, as nowhere is safe; the home, the farms and the roads. Bandits now rule in many communities; they set rules that must be obeyed.”

The statement follows the recent gruesome killing of at least 43 farmers in Borno state.

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Meanwhile, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state has also made seven recommendations to the federal government to defeat the Boko Haram insurgents.

Among others, the Borno state governor advised the Buhari-led administration to recruit foreign mercenaries to help in ending the Boko Haram insurgency, instead of relying solely on the Nigerian security forces.

In a similar move, the Senate has recommended some important steps needed to be taken by President Buhari to address the security challenges.

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The Senate, amidst other recommendations, urged President Buhari to immediately initiate the transitionary process of phasing out the security chiefs and replacing them with new ones with new ideas and solutions.

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