…Indigenous people of Katsina demand state of emergency
…Northern CAN seeks end to insecurity in region
…My troops are millions of Nigerians, Ango Abdullahi replies Presidency
By Omeiza Ajayi, Therese Nanlong & Ibrahim HassanWuyo
A coalition of nine Arewa youth groups yesterday gave the Federal Government 14 days ultimatum to address the security problem in the north or face mass action.
This came on a day the indigenous people of Katsina State asked the government to declare a state of emergency in the state to stave off the frequent killings of innocent people by bandits.
This is even as the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in the 19 states in the north asked the federal government to tackle the high level insecurity in the region, even as convener of Northern Elders Forum, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, yesterday replied the Presidency, saying his troops were millions of Nigerians.
Special Adviver to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, had in a statement on Sunday, described Prof. Abdullahi as a General without proofs, following NEF’s entreaty to take action on the poor security situation in the north, rather than merely condemning bandits each time they killed people.