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  • Updated: April 12, 2024

Northern youth cautions Kwankwaso over insecurity

Northern youth cautions Kwankwaso over insecurity

Coalition of Northern Youth Movement (CNYM) has cautioned former presidential aspirant, Rabiu Kwankwaso over his comments on national security.

A statement by the group on Thursday said the former Kano State governor is in no position to advise the Federal Government(FG) on security issues.

The statement signed by its President, Talba Isah said, Kwankwaso, who allegedly ‘failed as a governor and minister of defence’, was already leading the incumbent governor of Kano towards the same catastrophic path.

“Given Kwankwaso’s brazen attempt at revisionism, it has become pertinent to remind him that, as Minister of Defence from 2003 to 2007, he initiated the toxic culture of inter-agency rivalry, diversion of arms purchase funds, the relegation of intelligence gathering, ethnicism in the armed forces, and the shielding of extremist groups – all of which later culminated in the security meltdown that threatened Nigeria’s existence,” the statement said.

“We are also aware of the brand of political extremism that Kwankwaso propagated in Kano State, which spread to other parts of the northwest and mutated into banditry since the militant supporters of the Kano politicians reverted to lives of crime in the aftermath of election losses.

"It is certainly Kwankwaso’s desire to leverage NNPP as a means of spreading such political extremism across the country, hence the tantrum when he found out that the current administration is taking steps that will mitigate the spread of any form of extremism."

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