The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has once again raised concern over the increasing rate in insecurity in the Northern region of Nigeria.
In a statement released by its National Publicity Secretary, Emmanuel Yawe, on Tuesday November 24, the forum said since its last meeting in October where it called on President Buhari to give attention to the growing insecurity in the region, the security situation has now worsened.
The ACF said it was worried that there have been serial killings of more people in the north by bandits whom the Minister of Police “claimed falsely have been defeated.”
The statement reads
“Even as the Minister was claiming falsely, whether in ignorance or deliberate, victory over bandits, 12 Police Superintendents on official duty from Zamfara to Kano were overpowered by superior tactics and force while driving in a convoy and abducted with a heavy ransom demand on each policeman’s family.
Apart from that, the bandits mounted four road blocks on Kaduna- Abuja road whom the police have claimed severally that they have liberated from bandits.”
While condemning the several attacks on Kaduna-Abuja Highway including the abduction of nine ABU students, the ACF said many of the security breaches have become a source of worry to northerners who voted for the present government that they thought will secure their lives and property as spelt out in the country’s constitution.
“We feel there is no need to call on President Buhari to live up to his oath of office. He knows more than anybody else the implications of swearing on the Quran and refusing to honour your oath to the Almighty.
We are only for the umpteenth time conveying the anger and frustrations of many Northerners to him so that he will do the needful and speedily too. It is getting too late.”the statement in part reads