- The ACF has raised concerns over the state of security in the country
- The group questioned the competence of the government to secure Nigerians
- Emmanuel Yawe, a spokesperson for the forum, explained why the government needs to adopt a new approach to security
The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has accused the Buhari-led administration of failing to heed its advice on how to tackle insecurity in the country.
The spokesperson for the group, Emmanuel Yawe, made the accusation on Tuesday, December 15, when he addressed the press shortly after a meeting by the forum.
He said the government has left citizens at the mercy of bandits because of its failure to provide security, The Guardian reported.
Yawe stated that the ACF is tired of advising President Buhari on security matters, having done so on many occasions.
According to The Sun, the spokesperson pointed out that the security crisis in the country indicates that the current administration is not serious about taking proactive measures to end the situation.
He faulted the government for talking about negotiating with those responsible for the kidnappings of some students in Katsina state.
“It has been in the news that over 300 students were kidnapped and taken away in Katsina, and the government is saying they are negotiating with the kidnappers to free the students. These are some of the things that are very distressful and disturbing to all members of ACF.
In another report, the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar, has led a team of traditional rulers on a condolence visit to Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state over the recent Boko Haram attacks.
Governor Zulum hosted the traditional rulers in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, on Monday, December 14.
During the visit, the sultan who is a retired army general called on the Nigerian military to occupy the Lake Chad region and the Sambisa forest to defeat the insurgents.
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