- President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to sack the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd)
- The call was made by coalition of Northern Youth Groups under the Northern Ethnic Group Assembly (NEYGA)
- The coalition further decried the persistent killings that have strikingly affected Northern Nigeria and her economy
In what will surprise many Nigerians, given their silence over these years, Northern youths have called for the review of security architecture of the country.
The youths also called for the immediate sack of the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd).
According to them, the massive killings and raiding of communities in the North by bandits, Boko Haram insurgents, ISWAP and other terrorist groups rampaging the region can no longer be tolerated.
The group, a coalition of Northern Youth Groups under the Northern Ethnic Group Assembly (NEYGA), in the statement signed Sunday, by its spokesperson, Mr. Ibrahim Dan-Musa, said the call has become pertinent following worsening insecurity in the North.
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Going further, the group also gave a 14-day ultimatum to the federal government to stop the killings in the North, warning that it would be left with no option than to mobilise citizens for protests until the government is completely shut down.
“It is on a sad note that this coalition wishes to remind the federal government and government at all levels, that the primary responsibility of government anywhere, particularly the one that was democratically elected by voters, is to protect the lives and property of citizens.
“Alas, five years into President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure, instead of reducing insecurity, it has escalated thereby exposing great number of our people to avoidable deaths and loss of property in a manner that history has never witnessed."
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In another report, the All Progressive Congress (APC) youths in the northwest have vowed to support any youth that vies for the nation's presidential seat in 2023.
Abubakar Sadiq Fakai, the APC youth leader in the northwest, said this at a news briefing held at the ruling party's zonal office in Kaduna.
He said women and youths constitute about 70% out of the 40 million APC registered members nationwide. Fakai equally said youths constituted about 55% of the party executives that emerged from the ward and local government congresses respectively.
According to him, nothing will stop APC youth from supporting any member of their constituent that comes out to vie for any position including the presidency come 2023.