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Insecurity: Northern Elders Forum Blasts Buhari

Insecurity: Northern Elders Forum Blasts Buhari


The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has described the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as a failed one over its inability to competently tackle all the security challenges confronting the nation.

According to a statement by the convener of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Professor Ango Abdullahi, the current government, led by President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to secure the citizens from continuous attacks by bandits and other terrorist groups.

The forum also lamented that poverty, particularly in the north, and massive social security have worsened under this administration.

“With this type of mindset, it is difficult to see how President Buhari can accept the challenge to radically improve his handling of our security situation.

“Nonetheless, we believe that Nigerians must continue to raise our voices and organize through all legitimate means to demand that the administration addresses major failings in his perception of our situation and his response to our demands for our rights to security,” the statement reads in part.

The Northern Elders Forum condemned the insurgents’ tactics of targeting Christians and publicising their execution but it also appealed to religious leaders not to fall into the trap of insurgents setting them against each other.

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