– The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has told President Muhammadu Buhari to put an end to senseless killings and kidnappings in the North
– Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the spokesman for the coalition, said the region is now under threat of bandits
– Suleiman, however, said the president has reneged from his electoral promise of securing the lives and property of the citizens
Days after the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) berated President Muhammadu Buhari over the growing security challenges in northern Nigeria, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has said the president has failed Nigerians. The group said Buhari has failed to address his most primary responsibility of providing security to the entire citizens of the country.
The northern groups have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to find a lasting solution to the rate of insecurity in Nigeria. “Northern communities are under the threats of bandits and kidnappers, our highways are no longer safe, villagers are fleeing their communities and our conclusion is that the president has failed and he is deliberately not agreeing to the advice of the majority of Nigerians that he should at least sack the service chiefs. “All we hear now from our people in the rural areas is disappointment and in some cases regret. People do not even look at the potentials of farming now because the villages and farmlands have been vacated. “It has become necessary now for all communities to mobilize and protect themselves because the bandits have chased people out of their homes and even places like Ahmadu Bello University in the heart of Zaria and Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic are not safe and this is coming at a time that students will likely be returning to school.”