Ango Abdullahi, the spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), has come down hard on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in statement that may be very unsettling for thr ruling party and Mr President himself. The NEF have slammed the President over the killings across the country.
According to Naija News, in a chat with men of the press, Abdullahi said that the current insecurity in the North is a reflection of leadership failure and irresponsibility of governance.
He called on the President to show a higher level of concern and sensitivity to the plight of the citizens across the country who are highly traumatised, especially in Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, Benue, Niger, Plateau and Taraba States.
According to Abdullahi, “There is serious irresponsibility of governance in the country, especially in the North; the leadership is not doing enough to meet up the challenges of poverty and under-development.
“We also demand a decisive, comprehensive and fundamental government actions against poverty, underdevelopment and insecurity affecting North as well as show leadership and compassion which are reciprocal expectation of the Nigerian people.”
Abdullahi further made a point of note that instead of development, the northern states were living under terrible conditions such as horrendous Boko Haram threats, banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery, marauding youth gangs, herders and farmers clashes.
“It has become imperative for the forum to call President Muhammadu Buhari to respond to threats faced by northern Nigerians following incessant killings in some states,” he observed.
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