'Our people are angry' — ACF asks Buhari to act on insecurity in the north

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has expressed concern over the insecurity in the northern part of the country.

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In a statement by Emmanuel Yawe, its national publicity secretary, the ACF said insecurity in the country has worsened since its last meeting where it called on President to give attention to the concerns raised.

The ACF said it is worried that there have been “serial killings of more people in the north by bandits” whom Muhammad Dingyadi, minister of police “claimed falsely have been defeated”.

The ACF said it is conveying the anger and frustrations of many northerners to the president to do the needful by securing the country.

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“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,” the statement read.

“Apart from that, the bandits mounted four roadblocks on Kaduna- Abuja road whom the police have claimed severally that they have liberated from bandits.

“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.

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“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.”

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