Abductions: Explain your glaring failure in securing Nigerians, CNG to Buhari
The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to explain why he has failed in protecting Nigerians in the face of insurgency and ba ditry in the country.
The group put up the demand in a statement by its spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman made available to ASHENEWS on Saturday.
While expressing is excitement by reports that the kidnapped staff and students of Government Science College Kagara, had regained freedom from the armed bandits in Niger, CNG warned “that it is not yet Uhuru and we should not celebrate too early.
“Beyond the jubilation, President Buhari owes the nation the duty of explaining the glaring failure of his administration in the vital area of providing security for particularly the North.
“We call on northern leaders to interrogate the extent of levity of the federal authorities in not being able to anticipate and checkmate the manoeuvres of marauding bands of criminals that roam northern communities and operate at will targeting such soft spots as schools.
“We see the recent escalation of kidnapps of school children as a grand design to criple the educational viability of the northern region after having messed up its economy and mutual cohesion.
“No doubt the past few days had been very difficult, for everyone. Difficult for the abducted students, difficult for parents and families of the captives emotionally, practically and of course, financially.
“They were also difficult days for the government of Niger state, community leaders and elders that scrambled to reassure the public.
“The situation is also difficult for absolutely everyone as we wonder about the future and worry about each other, our neighbors, our friends, our families and ourselves.
“The CNG, which has been on ground in Minna and addressed a press conference on Friday afternoon, calling for urgent action to rescue the captives feels proud today that it has once again played a major role in getting authorities to act.
“While we’re still on ground waiting to verify the arrival and the condition of the captives, we share in the joy of the parents and the Kagara community and Niger State generally,” the statement reads.