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Northern elders cries out to Buhari “sack military chiefs”
Challenges of insecurity across northern states of Nigeria trigger yet anger and concerns and elders in the region point out a possible solution.
Northern elders have called President Muhammadu Buhari to dismiss the army chiefs because the insecure state of affairs within the nation goes on to worsen, whereas shouting for the engagement of younger innovative officers.
The elders applauded the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, for summoning the braveness to talk on the heightening condition, explaining the insecurity was vastly liable for the food crisis within the country.
The monarch had, in the course of the fourth quarterly meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council in Abuja with the topic ‘Questioning for peace in the challenges of insecurity and COVID-19,’ condemned the uncertain safety situation in the North, asserting the area was now the dangerous locale to reside.
The Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development, in an announcement by Zana Goni; its National Coordinator; and Mario Bichi, its women leader, stated the Sultan cleared their constant warning on the state of insecurity in the area.
“We most respectfully commend the Sultan of Sokoto, our father, for stating the true place of things in the North, as it issues insecurity”
“We have said the state of insecurity has reached a point where our farmers can hardly access their farms, even as travelers on busy highways can no longer guarantee their safe arrival without being kidnapped” The CNEPD stated
This is unfolding at a time unknown bloodthirsty individuals beheaded forty-four persons, said to be a farmers, in Borno community on Saturday.
However, both Kaduna and Borno states have suffered consistent multiple hits of attacks in the past two despite military’s efforts to tame and apprehend perpetrators.