A coalition of Northern Youth Groups under the Northern Ethnic Group Assembly (NEYGA), have asked the federal government to stop the massive killings and raiding of communities in the North by bandits, Boko Haram insurgents, ISWAP and other terrorist groups rampaging the Northern Nigeria.
Speaking to Akelicious’s correspondent is Mr, Ibrahim Dan-Musa, a spokesperson for the Group who said, the call has become pertinent following worsening insecurity in the North, The spokesperson further decry the persistent killings that has strikingly affected Northern Nigeria and her Economy.
In a statements issued on Sunday afternoon in Kaduna State, the group decried the deplorable security situation in the North and demanded the immediate removal of the National Security Adviser, adding that the inability protect people from Zamfara, Kano, Kaduna and other parts is worrisome & devasting.
The coalition further called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to decisively tackle the continued insecurity sphering Northern Nigeria.
In its statement, the Group gave a 14-day ultimatum to the federal government to stop the killings in the North, warning that it would be left with no option than to mobilise citizens for protests until the government is completely shut down.
The group lamented that five years into Buhari’s administration, the security situation has continued to escalate, leading to massive killings and destructions, arguing that despite the removal of service chiefs and changes in police hierarchy.
Alhaji Dan-Musa who represented the group also said, the only office that needs to be rejigged now is the NSA office under Major General Babagana Monguno [Rtd].
In an explosive fashion, the group postulated that, President Muhammed Buhari, has woefully to discharge his primary prerequisite, leaving Nigerians who gave him massive support to wallow in abject poverty.
He further stressed that, “It is on a sad note that this coalition wishes to remind the federal government and government at all levels, that the primary responsibility of government anywhere, particularly the one that was democratically elected by voters, is to protect the lives and property of citizens.
“Alas, five years into President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure, instead of reducing insecurity, it has escalated thereby exposing great number of our people to avoidable deaths and loss of property in a manner that history has never witnessed.
“As patriotic citizens, it is our constitutional duty to raise voices and call attention to the killings that is taking place across all states of the Northern regions on a daily basis and mobilise citizens on how to constructively engage government at all levels, to raise demand against this continued ineptitude.
“The group is saying “enough is enough” and an end must be put to the mindless killings of our people particularly in the villages, and the non-challant attitude displayed by government and its agencies against the plights of people inhabiting the Northern hemisphere. going through horrific experience in the hands of criminals that held the North and her Economy hostage.
The NEYGA therefore called on the President to relieve the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno [Rtd] of his appointment immediately.
We reinstate unequivocally, that Monguno has failed to provide useful advise to address the scourging insecurity in the country and therefore does not deserve continuous stay in office.
“As pro Northern group, we have found it very important to call on President Buhari to remove the National Security Adviser, Major-General Babagana Monguno (retd), whose office and responsibilities are critical to the achievement of comprehensive security all over the Country.
‘The reason for this call is not farfetched. We believe that Major-Gen Monguno was part of the gross-failure associated with the tenure of the former security chiefs and his continued presence in office is a pest to the Nation’s Peace and progress. The Group concluded.